Description: Lightning winger Alex Killorn scored the game-winning goal in the, 2-0, Game 7 victory over the Rangers on Friday.
Insight: Killorn had three shots on net and broke the scoreless tie one minute and 54 seconds into the third period. Ondrej Palat added an insurance tally about 10 minutes later. Tampa Bay is advancing to its first Stanley Cup Finals since 2004.
Description: Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw scored a pair of insurance goals in the third period as Chicago beat Anaheim, 5-2, in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday.
Insight: Chicago scored the first three goals of the game, but Anaheim stormed back with a goal in the second period and then another one to start the third. Shaw's goal with about three and a half minutes to go allowed the United Center to breathe a little bit. Shaw then added an empty-netter. Shaw has three goals and an assist in this series. Game 7 is on Saturday.
Description: Rangers center Derick Brassard had a hat trick in the, 7-3, rout in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday.
Insight: Brassard just had a massive stat line with three goals, two assists, 10 shots on net and a plus-five rating. He also won seven faceoffs. Brassard has nine goals and six assists with a plus-nine rating in 18 postseason games.
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored for the fourth straight game in leading Tampa Bay to a 3-2 series lead over the Rangers.
Insight: Stamkos also added an assist and has seven points in five games against New York. Considering his slow start in the playoffs (didn't score in his first eight playoff games this season), his 17 points in 18 games is still an elite total.
Description: Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw had a tremendous Game 2 in the Western Conference Finals.
Insight: Shaw scored on the power play a little over two minutes in the game. He scored on a deflection off a shot from Duncan Keith. Shaw also scored in double overtime by heading the puck into the net, but the goal was disallowed. Even still, Shaw led the Blackhawks with seven shots.
Description: Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger scored the game-winning goal in triple overtime as Chicago beat Anaheim, 3-2, in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
Insight: Defenseman Brent Seabrook took a shot from the point, which Kruger knocked down right in front of the net and beat a diving Fredick Andersen. Kruger had two shots in the marathon game. It was the longest game in Chicago Blackhawks history. The series is tied, 1-1.