NHL playoffs: Rangers rally from 3-1 deficit to win series vs. Penguins

Published May 13, 2014 10:28 pm
NHL playoffs • Lundqvist makes 35 saves as N.Y. comes back from 3-1 series deficit.
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Pittsburgh • Henrik Lundqvist set an NHL record with his fifth straight Game 7 victory, making 35 saves to lift the New York Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night and earn a spot in the Eastern Conference finals.

Brian Boyle and Brad Richards scored for New York, who rallied from a 3-1 series deficit for the first time in the franchise's 88-year history.

The Rangers did it behind Lundqvist, who stopped 102 of the final 105 shots he faced over the final three games as New York advanced to the conference finals for the second time in three years.

The Rangers will play the winner of the Bruins-Canadiens series in the conference finals. That series is tied 3-3 and Game 7 is Wednesday night in Boston.

Jussi Jokinen scored his team-high seventh goal of the postseason for the Penguins. Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 saves for the Penguins, who were outscored 10-3 over the final three games.

The Penguins fell to 2-7 all time at home in Game 7s, including three such losses in the past four seasons.

Blackhawks 2, Wild 1 (OT) • Patrick Kane scored on a backhand at 9:40 of overtime to lift Chicago to a victory over Minnesota in Game 6 to clinch the second-round Western Conference series in St. Paul, Minn.

Kris Versteeg scored at 1:58 of the first and Corey Crawford came up with tough save after tough save among his 34 stops for the Blackhawks, who advanced to the Western Conference finals to meet either Anaheim or Los Angeles. —

Playoffs schedule

Tuesday's games

• N.Y. Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1

N.Y. wins series 4-3

• Chicago 2, Minnesota 1 (OT)

Blackhawks win series 4-2

Wednesday's games

• Montreal at Boston, 5 p.m., NBCSN

Series tied 3-3

• Anaheim at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.

Ducks lead series 3-2

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