Preds reach 1st Western final in team history, ousting Blues

Friday's NHL playoffs: Blues force Game 6

Getzlaf scored and set up a goal in Game 5 to give the him 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in nine playoff games while Rakell celebrated his 24th birthday with a goal with 15 seconds left in regulation and an assist on Perry's tally to up his total to nine points (five goals, four assists). We still could probably do a little bit better job, even the forwards as well. Michael Grabner, Rick Nash and Oscar Lindberg also scored, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 shots. Get out! - and then scored the eventual victor early in the third period. They could be playing better now, or they never could've played well to begin with. It figures he'd play a huge role in quite possibly the biggest goal of the season for them. "Had their fans and the momentum". After this second round, there are only four teams left.

Coach Guy Boucher said he expects both Anderson and Karlsson to play in Game 5 on Saturday at Ottawa. And that's what we asked our guys before the game, whatever happens good or bad, you have to make sure that you come back and you're ready to go out and perform. "He has a lower-body injury". It was also the game-winning goal, which was Schwartz's 3rd of the postseason. "They are not exactly playmaking assists. You relay how you feel and they kind of direct you from there".

"We had to do it tonight and we did it and everybody's happy", Jaskin said. "Tanner is just playing disciplined, smart hockey and that's what he needs to do".

The Oilers will need to put their officiating woes behind them and focus on stopping Getzlaf if they hope to regain their series lead in Game 5 in Anaheim.

The Predators won their ninth straight playoff game in Nashville going back to last postseason.

"You don't want to look at the big picture", he said. "It's not a one-man show here".

- Today is the anniversary of last year's triple overtime game... or was it yesterday? "Both times, two rebounds, two goals". So by all means, win one game at a time. He outworked Senators defenseman Cody Ceci for the puck behind the Ottawa net and sent it to the boards.

Looking to avoid falling into a 0-3 series hole and with the home crowd buzzing from the singing of the national anthems, the Rangers came out aggressive from the start.

Kreider made it 4-0 with a power-play goal at 10:45 of the third. They had been 12-1-1 on the road, including three wins in Minnesota in taking the first round.

This is a Washington team that has not gotten past the second round in the playoffs at any point since 2008. We created a few chances and couldn't capitalize.

Enter Dmitrij Jaskin, who made an immediate impact in his first playoff game and first game since April 9. They face off for Game 5 in St. Louis on Friday.

"He was real good all game", Pietrangelo said. P.K. Subban passed to Neal below the right faceoff circle, and he beat Allen on a wrist shot for his third goal.

The Predators got forward Craig Smith back for the first time in this series after he was hurt in Game 3 against Chicago in the first round.

"We're halfway there", Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis said.

The teams wound up tied at 1-1 after 40 minutes thanks to Josi scoring 35 seconds into the second period.