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            ***** National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules *****
                              (Saturday, April 18)
                     Final Score: St. Louis 4, Minnesota 1
 St.  Louis, MO ( - Vladimir Tarasenko posted a hat trick and
 Jake  Allen  turned aside 24  shots to help  the St. Louis  Blues to a 4-1 win
 over  the  Minnesota Wild  in Game  2 of  this Western Conference quarterfinal
 series.   Patrik  Berglund  also  had  a  goal  while  Alex  Steen  and  Kevin
 Shattenkirk  each added  two assists  for the  Blues, who  were able  to split
 the  first  two games  after dropping Thursday's  opener, 4-2. Marco Scandella
 scored  a goal while  Devan Dubnyk allowed three on 26 shots for the Wild, who
 will host the next two games of this series with Game 3 set for Monday night.
                      Final Score: Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 1
 Tampa,  FL  ( - Despite dominating  the Red Wings in Game 1,
 the Lightning were denied a win. Ben Bishop made sure that was not the case in
 Game  2.  Bishop backed a  solid offensive effort with  23 saves and Tampa Bay
 evened  this  best-of-seven  Eastern  Conference quarterfinal  series  with  a
 5-1  win  over Detroit  on  Saturday.  Tyler  Johnson scored  twice,  Valtteri
 Filppula  tallied a goal  and an assist and Alex Killorn and Andrej Sustr each
 lit  the  lamp for the Lightning,  who snapped a six-game postseason skid with
 their  first win  since Game  6 of  the Eastern  Conference final  against the
 Boston  Bruins  on May 25, 2011.  Tomas Tatar supplied Detroit's lone goal and
 Petr  Mrazek, who made 44 saves in the series opener, allowed four goals on 18
 shots  in  40 minutes of  play. Jimmy Howard  gave up one  goal on 12 shots in
 relief. The series resumes Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit for Game 3.
                    Final Score: Pittsburgh 4, NY Rangers 3
 New York, NY ( - Sidney Crosby picked up his first two goals
 of  the postseason  and Pittsburgh emerged with a narrow 4-3 decision over the
 New  York  Rangers in  Game  2  of  this  Eastern Conference  quarterfinal  on
 Saturday.  Chris  Kunitz chipped  in  a  goal  and  two assists  with  Brandon
 Sutter  adding a  score and  a  helper for  the  Penguins, who  dropped a  2-1
 decision  in Thursday's  series opener.  Marc-Andre  Fleury ended  up with  23
 saves.  Derek  Stepan, Derick Brassard and  Rick Nash tallied for the Rangers,
 who  fell after  coming up  empty on  six of  seven power-play  opportunities.
 Henrik  Lundqvist stopped  just 18 shots. Game  3 is set for the Steel City on
 Monday night.
                       Final Score: Anaheim 2, Winnipeg 1
 Anaheim,  CA (  - Jakob Silfverberg's score occurred with 21
 seconds  remaining in  regulation, and  provided Anaheim  with a  2-1 decision
 over  Winnipeg in  Game 2 of this Western Conference quarterfinal. Ryan Kesler
 shuttled  the  puck into the left-wing  corner where Silfverberg, fresh from a
 battle  with Jets forward  Bryan Little, scooped it up, moved out in front and
 scored  on  a hard shot  to the far side.  Patrick Maroon registered the other
 goal  for  the Ducks,  who carry  a 2-0  series edge  thanks to  a 6-3 edge in
 scoring  and  5-0 advantage in the  third period. Frederik Andersen backed his
 offense  with  28 saves. Adam Pardy  lit the lamp  for the Jets, who are still
 searching  for the  franchise's first  playoff victory  after six  consecutive
 losses.  Ondrej Pavelec stopped  37 pucks in defeat. Game 3 will take place in
 Winnipeg on Monday.
 04/19 01:57:56 ET