Description: Predators winger James Neal scored two goals in Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday to help Nashville take a, 2-0, lead, but again Nashivlle could not hold an early lead against Chicago.
Insight: The Blackhawks came back to win, 4-3, and clinched the series. Neal played so well in the first 10 minutes, but he then went back to his old self, committing a silly penalty at the 12:09 mark in the first period. The Blackhawks scored on the power play, and that got them back into the game. Neal finished with four goals, an assist and eight penalty minutes in the series..
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise had a goal and an assist in the, 3-0, victory over the Blues in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Monday.
Insight: Parise assisted Jason Pominville's goal to start the scoring, and then Pominville returned the favor with an assis on Parise's goal. Parise has four points in the series. Minnesota leads St. Louis, 2-1.
Description: Rangers winger Chris Kreider scored the game-winning goal in Monday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals versus the Penguins.
Insight: It didn't count as a power-play goal, but the Pittsburgh penalty had just ended, and they still didn't have five skaters defending. Marc Staal made a tremendous pass off the end boards behind Marc-Andre Fleury. The puck bounced to Kreider's skate, which he buried in the back of the net. New York leads the series, 2-1.