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            ***** National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules *****
                               (Sunday, April 26)
 
 
                     Final Score: Minnesota 4, St. Louis 1
 
 St.  Paul, MN  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Devan Dubnyk  stopped 30  shots and  the
 Minnesota  Wild advanced with  a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of
 their Western Conference quarterfinal matchup. The  Wild  won a playoff series
 for  just the  fourth time  in team  history and  will next  face the  Chicago
 Blackhawks  in a  rematch  of one  of last  year's  semifinal matchups,  which
 Chicago  won in six games. Zach Parise scored twice, while Justin Fontaine and
 Nino  Niederreiter also  lit  the lamp  in the  victory  for Minnesota,  which
 finished  just  two points behind Chicago  in the Central Division. T.J. Oshie
 had  the  only goal  of  the game  for the  Blues,  who failed  to make it out
 of the first round for a third straight postseason. Jake  Allen  got the start
 in  net, but was  yanked in the second period after allowing  two  goals on 13
 shots. Brian Elliott  turned aside 6-of-7 shots in relief.
 
 
                       Final Score: Montreal 2, Ottawa 0
 
 Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Carey Price stood on his head as the Montreal
 Canadiens  finally closed out the Ottawa Senators with a 2-0 victory in Game 6
 of  their Eastern  Conference quarterfinal  series. Price,  nominated for  the
 Vezina  Trophy  as the  league's  top  goalie, made  43  saves  for his  fifth
 career   playoff  shutout.  The  veteran  goaltender rebounded after giving up
 five  goals on  25 shots in Friday's  Game 5 loss. Brendan Gallagher scored in
 the  first period  and  Max  Pacioretty added  an  empty-netter  in the  final
 second  of  regulation. Montreal, which  reached the Eastern Conference finals
 last  spring,  is in  the second round  for a second  consecutive year for the
 first  time  since 1992  and 1993.  The Canadiens will  face either Detroit or
 Tampa  Bay in  the next  round.  The Red  Wings  lead that  series 3-2.  Craig
 Anderson  stopped 18-of-19  shots for  the  Senators, who  won Games  4 and  5
 after losing the first three games.
 
 
 
 
 04/26 21:42:53 ET