Black­hawks top Preda­tors in third OT

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Brent Seabrook scored on a shot from the blue line one minute into the third over­time to give the Chicago Black­hawks a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Preda­tors on Tues­day in Game 4 of their first-round West­ern Con­fer­ence play­off se­ries.

Seabrook’s goal, on the 100th shot of the game, gave the host Black­hawks a 3-1 lead in the se­ries.

An­toine Ver­mette and Bran­don Saad had the other Chicago goals. Colin Wil­son and James Neal scored for Nashville.

at Cal­gary 3, Van­cou­ver 1: Jiri Hudler had a goal and an as­sist and the Flames took a 3-1 lead in the West­ern Con­fer­ence se­ries.

Cal­gary’s Johnny Gau­dreau scored his first play­off goal and 18-year-old rookie Sam Bennett had his sec­ond in as many games.

Den­nis Wide­man had a pair of as­sists for the Flames. Jonas Hiller made 28 saves for Cal­gary.

Hen­rik Sedin scored for the Canucks. Starter Ed­die Lack was pulled af­ter giv­ing up three goals on seven shots in the first pe­riod.

Ryan Miller turned away the 15 shots he faced in re­lief.

The Flames have not ad­vanced past the first round since 2004.

The Canucks were with­out sig­nif­i­cant play­off ex­pe­ri­ence in Game 4 with the ab­sence of for­wards Brad Richard­son and Alex Bur­rows.

Lin­den Vey and Bran­don McMillan had their first play­off ac­tion of the se­ries.

There wasn’t an ob­vi­ous rea­son for Richard­son’s ab­sence, but Bur­rows was in­jured dur­ing Van­cou­ver’s morn­ing skate. He stag­gered off the ice in ob­vi­ous pain, was put on a stretcher and taken to a hos­pi­tal in an am­bu­lance.

The Canucks said Bur­rows sus­tained an up­per­body in­jury and had been taken to the hos­pi­tal for “pre­cau­tion­ary rea­sons.”

Wash­ing­ton 2, at N.Y. Is­lan­ders 1 (OT): Nick­las Back­strom scored 11:09 into over­time and the Cap­i­tals evened their Eastern Con­fer­ence se­ries with the Is­lan­ders at 2-2.

Alex Ovechkin also scored and as­sisted on the de­ci­sive goal, which came off a face­off to the right of the Is­lan­ders net.

Back­strom dug the puck out in the right cor­ner and worked his way up the boards. He snapped a shot near the blue line that went through a crowd and sneaked in­side the far post.

at Detroit 3, Tampa Bay 0: Petr Mrazek made 22 saves, Pavel Dat­syuk, Ri­ley Shea­han and Luke Glen­den­ing scored and the Red Wings took a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Con­fer­ence se­ries.

Mrazek, 23, was Coach Mike Bab­cock’s choice to start in this se­ries in­stead of Jimmy Howard, and he has ac­quit­ted him­self well in his post­sea­son de­but.

He made 44 saves in a 3-2 victory in the opener, and although he was pulled af­ter two pe­ri­ods in a 5-1 loss the fol­low­ing game, Mrazek bounced back nicely at home.

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