Apr 21, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Carolina Hurricanes goalie Dan Ellis (31) makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday Hurricanes Report

Yesterday’s Playoff Games

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins kept the game at a 3-3 tie throughout the third period, but David Krejci scored his fifth of the playoffs in the first overtime to give the Bruins a 3-1 series lead.
  • The New York Rangers held onto a 4-3 lead for the majority of the third period to tie their series between the Washington Capitals at two. Derek Stepan scored the game-winner.
  • St. Louis Blues’ Alex Pietrangelo scored with 45 seconds left in the third period to tie the game, but Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov scored eight minutes into overtime to give the Kings a 3-2 series lead.
  • It took less than two minutes into overtime, after a 2-2 tie, for Nick Bonino to score and take a 3-2 series lead for the Anaheim Ducks over the Detroit Red Wings.

Today’s Schedule

Eastern Conference

  • #1  Pittsburgh Penguins vs #8 New York Islanders, 7 ET, NBC Sports Network, Series tied 2-2
  • #2 Montreal Canadiens vs #7 Ottawa Senators, 7 ET, CNBC, Senators lead series 3-1

Western Conference

  • #1 Chicago Blackhawks vs #8 Minnesota Wild, 9:30 ET, NBC Sports Network, Blackhawks lead series 3-1