Evgeni Nabokov made 34 saves for the Sharks in his first shutout this postseason and the fifth of his playoff career to take the first game in Detroit.
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Red Wings 3, Sharks 2
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk scores off a rebound with 1:24 left to even the series 1-1.
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Sharks 2, Red Wings 1
Jonathan Cheechoo beats a sprawling Dominik Hasek for a power play goal with 6:21 to play in the third period, giving the Sharks a 2-1 lead in the series.
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Red Wings 3, Sharks 2, OT
Tomas Holmstrom, playing in his first game since taking a stick to the eye April 22 in Detroit's series-winning victory over the Flames, scores a power-play goal in the final seconds of the second period. The goal started the Red Wings second comeback from a 2-0 deficit against the Sharks and helped them tie the series 2-2.
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Red Wings 4, Sharks 1
Tomas Holmstrom celebrates his power play goal in the third period against Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov. The Red Wings converted on 2 of 6 power plays in the game to take a 3-2 lead in the series. The Sharks are 2-for-23 on the power play in the series.
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Red Wings 2, Sharks 0
Mikael Samuelsson scored two first-period goals as the Red Wings won the best-of-seven series 4-2. Detroit will play Anaheim to decide who will represent the West in the Stanley Cup Finals.
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Ducks 5, Canucks 1
Ducks center Andy McDonald had two goals and an assist in the opening period, and then capped the scoring with 52 seconds left for his first career hat trick.
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Canucks 3, Ducks 2, 2OT
Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo made 43 saves, 19 on power plays, to even the series 1-1 with Anaheim.
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Ducks 3, Canucks 2
Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 24 saves, including three in the final seconds, to give the Ducks a 2-1 lead in the series.
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Ducks 3, Canucks 2, OT
Left wing Travis Moen shoots the puck past Roberto Luongo to win the game 2:07 into overtime and give the Ducks a 3-1 series lead.
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Ducks 2, Canucks 1, 2OT
Defenseman Scott Niedermayer, left, celebrates his game-winning goal with his brother Rob as the Ducks closed out the best-of-seven series in five games. Rob had made a big hit to jar the puck loose and across to Scott, who nailed a wrist shot from the left point 4:30 into the second overtime.
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Senators 5, Devils 4
Dany Heatley (15) and the Senators lit up Martin Brodeur for five goals on 26 shots to win the first game in their series with the Devils.
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Devils 3, Senators 2, 2OT
Jamie Langenbrunner scores on a breakaway past Sens goalie Ray Emery, 1:55 into the second overtime to even the series 1-1.
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Senators 2, Devils 0
Ray Emery stopped 25 shots for his second playoff shutout to help the Senators take a 2-1 series lead over the Devils.
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Senators 3, Devils 2
Dean McAmmond and the Senators held off Brian Rafalski and the Devils to move within one win of reaching the Eastern Conference finals for the second time. The win gave the Sens a 3-1 series lead.
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Senators 3, Devils 2
Ottawa's power trio of Dany Heatley, Daniel Alfredsson, left, and Jason Spezza, not pictured, combined for two goals and six points against Martin Brodeur and the Devils to close out the series 4-1 and advance the Sens to the Conference finals against Buffalo.
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Sabres 5, Rangers 2
Daniel Briere, left, hugs teammate Thomas Vanek after he scored his second goal of the game in the first period of their victory over the Rangers.
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Sabres 3, Rangers 2
Sabres goalie Ryan Miller stopped 31 shots, including all 11 he faced in the final period, to help Buffalo take a 2-0 lead in the series.
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Rangers 2, Sabres 1, 2OT
Rangers defenseman Michal Rozsival, not pictured, scores on a shot through traffic and off the post behind screened goalie Ryan Miller 16:43 into the second overtime. The win gave the Sabers a 2-1 series lead.
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Rangers 2, Sabres 1
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stops Daniel Briere's shot just short of fully crossing the goal line with 17 seconds left to hold on for the win and even the series 2-2.
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Sabres 2, Rangers 1, OT
Tim Connolly jumps on Sabres' teammate Chris Drury after Drury forced overtime by scoring with under eight seconds remaining. Maxim Afinogenov's power play goal just 4:39 into OT gave the Sabres a 3-2 lead in the series.
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Sabres 5, Rangers 4
Jochen Hecht redirected a shot by Sabres' teammate Daniel Briere, not pictured, in the third period to score his second goal of the game past Henrik Lundqvist. Buffalo won the series 4-2 and will next play the division rival Senators, whom they eliminated in last year's playoffs.
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