David Pastrnak scored the game-winning goal in a wild third period to help the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 Saturday night for 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference Second ound.
Teuvo Teravainen had a second-straight multi-point game and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Friday night to sweep their Eastern Conference series.
Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 shots for his first career playoff shutout and the Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 Thursday night to tie their second-round series at two games apiece.
Justin Williams scored the go-ahead goal with 9:45 remaining, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in their second-round series.
Logan Couture scored his first postseason hat trick for the San Jose Sharks, who beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 for a 2-1 Western Conference semifinal series lead.
Jaden Schwartz had a goal and an assist for the Blues, won 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.
Tyson Barrie scored the tiebreaking goal and assisted on two others, sending the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks Sunday night.
Roope Hintz scored twice and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Saturday in Game 2 to even the Western Conference semifinal series.
After enduring a grueling seven-game series in the first round, the San Jose Sharks predictably needed some time to find their legs again at the start of round two. One key penalty kill proved to be just the kick start they needed.
Charlie Coyle tied it in the final five minutes of regulation and scored again with 5:15 gone in overtime on Thursday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 Wednesday night.
The Sharks rallied behind their captain after a plea from Thornton, including a tiebreaker from Kevin Labanc, who assisted on the first three goals of the comeback win.
John Klingberg scored 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games.
Martin Jones may have saved his best performance for Game 6, coming up with big saves to keep the Sharks in the game with huge saves while under rapid fire.
Jaden Schwartz knew there would be a silver lining during his struggles in the regular season.
Mikko Rantanen notched his fourth straight multi-point game to help Colorado with beat Calgary 5-1 to win their first-round series.
Tomas Hertl got San Jose off to a fast start and the Sharks staved off elimination by beating the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 in Game 5.
Mikko Rantanen scored on a slap shot 10:23 into overtime after tying the game with a goal late in regulation as the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames.
Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-0 for a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference series.
Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist as the Carolina Hurricanes won their first home playoff game in a decade, routing the Washington Capitals 5-0 on Monday night.