ANAHEIM (AP) — Corey Perry scored two goals in the third period of a four-point performance, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from another late deficit for a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night in their first-round series opener.
Perry scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:39 to play, but the officials didn’t immediately see that the puck had crossed the goal line near Ondrej Pavelec’s outstretched pad.
NEW YORK (AP) — Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonagh scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Thursday night.
New York shut down Pittsburgh’s top threats, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, for a fourth straight victory over the Penguins in the postseason. The Rangers won the final three games of a second-round series last year, rallying from a 3-1 deficit.
RED WINGS 3,
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and Petr Mrazek had 44 saves in his NHL playoff debut to help Detroit beat Tampa Bay in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference series.
Datsyuk scored on two of the first four shots the Red Wings got against Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop. Luke Glendening’s short-handed goal gave Detroit a 3-1 lead early in the third period.
WILD 4, BLUES 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jason Zucker and Matt Dumba gave Minnesota a two-goal lead through two periods and the Wild kept chances to a minimum for Devan Dubnyk, opening the playoffs strong with a victory over St. Louis.
Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Steen scored in the third period for the Central Division champion Blues. Game 2 is on Saturday.