A wild Stanley Cup Saturday

Caps nip Bruins 4-3, one win from advancing

The Washington Capitals know how good the Boston Bruins are at coming from behind. They’re determined to change that — soon.

Troy Brouwer scored on a power play with 1:27 left, giving the Capitals a 4-3 victory Saturday and a chance to eliminate the defending champions in Game 6 in Washington on Sunday.

Panthers put Devils on the brink with 3-0 win

After spending most of the previous two games watching from the bench, Florida’s Jose Theodore sent the New Jersey Devils to the brink of elimination.

Theodore made 30 saves for his second postseason shutout, Kris Versteeg scored a goal and used a burst of speed to set up another, and the Panthers moved a win away from their first series triumph in 16 years with a 3-0 victory over the Devils on Saturday night.

Senators one win from ousting top-seeded Rangers

 Craig Anderson marveled at the history portrayed on the walls of Madison Square Garden. His playoff performance against the New York Rangers certainly will be remembered even if it’s not celebrated at the “World’s Most Famous Arena.”

Anderson stopped 41 shots and made Jason Spezza’s first-period goal and empty-netter stand up as the Ottawa Senators pushed the top-seeded Rangers to the brink of elimination with a 2-0 victory Saturday night in Game 5

Blues whip Sharks, advance to Western Semis

The St. Louis Blues were 6-7 when coach Ken Hitchcock came aboard. They’ve been among the NHL’s best since.

Jamie Langenbrunner and David Perron scored in a 45-second span in the third period, and the Blues woke up in time to put away the San Jose Sharks 3-1 and wrap up their first-round series on Saturday night.

Blackhawks edge Coyotes, force game 6

The Chicago Blackhawks have been oh-so-close throughout their series against the Phoenix Coyotes, lamenting their missed chances while falling into a two-game hole.

After Jonathan Toews buried an opportunity into the back of the net early in overtime, the Blackhawks are headed back home with hope that the improbable is now possible.

The Blackhawks scored another tying goal in the third period and Toews punctuated it by scoring 2:44 into overtime, helping Chicago stave off elimination with a 2-1 win over the Coyotes Saturday night.

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