Lightning gets even in 5-1 win
Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop stopped 24 shots for his first NHL playoff victory Saturday, a 5-1 win over Detroit that evened the openinground Eastern Conference series at one game apiece.
Tyler Johnson had two goals for the Lightning, which dropped Game 1 while outplaying the Red Wings for most of a 3-2 loss. Alex Killorn and Andrej Sustr scored in the second period before Johnson’s breakaway goal finished a three-goal flurry that put Tampa Bay up, 4-0.
Bishop lost his bid for a shutout when Detroit’s Tomas Tatar scored at 5:49 of the third period.
at St. Louis 4, Minnesota 1: Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the first period and then had an empty-netter for his first career playoff hat trick, as the Blues evened their playoff series at a game apiece.
Tarasenko had an assist and no shots in a 4-2 loss in Game 1, but he responded with an impressive performance more in line with his play during the regular season. The dynamic winger ran his playoff total to seven goals in nine games.
Patrik Berglund’s unassisted goal past Devan Dubnyk made it a two-goal cushion with 1:58 to go.
Pittsburgh 4, at New York Rangers 3: Sidney Crosby scored twice, and the Penguins evened their firstround series.
The Rangers won Game 1 by making Crosby virtually invisible and keeping Evgeni Malkin out of the danger zone. On Saturday, both of the stars and the Penguins as a whole showed more jump, possessing the puck and keeping New York off balance. Forcing turnovers in the decisive second period, shutting down the Rangers’ power play and generally controlling the pace, the Penguins got even.