Caps Even Series With Rangers
Written by Colin Powers
Sunday, 06 May 2012
Mike Green scored the game winner on a third-period power play, as the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in the only NHL playoff game Saturday.
The Eastern Conference semi-final series is tied up at two games apiece, and game five is set for Monday in New York City.
In playoff action today, the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings look to knock off another top team in the Western Conference, as they try to sweep the second-ranked St. Louis Blues this afternoon (1:00pm, TSN), and Shaunavon's Brayden Coburn and the Philadelphia Flyers visit New Jersey tonight (5:30pm, CBC). The Devils lead the series 2-1.
In international hockey, Jack Johnson scored on the powerplay in overtime as the USA beat Canada 5-4 in round-robin play at the World Hockey Championships. It's the first time the Americans have beaten Canada at the tournament since 2001. Canada takes on France in their next game Monday morning.
The WHL's Ed Chynoweth Cup final resumes tonight with game three in Portland (8:00pm, Shaw TV), after the Winterhawks evened up the series with the Edmonton Oil Kings with a 5-1 win on Friday.
At the RBC Cup, the host Humboldt Broncos opened the tournament with a big 4-1 win over the Woodstock Slammers, while the BCHL champion Penticton Vees dropped a 2-1 decision to the Soo Thunderbirds. Two games today have the Portage Terriers taking on the Thunderbirds, and Penticton battles Humboldt.
For more coverage of the RBC Cup, visit DiscoverHumboldt.com.