Canucks win, avoid elim­i­na­tion

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Daniel Sedin scored the tiebreak­ing goal early in the third pe­riod, and the Canucks avoided elim­i­na­tion Thurs­day night in Van­cou­ver with a 2-1 victory over the Cal­gary Flames in Game 5 of their West­ern Con­fer­ence quar­ter­fi­nal se­ries.

Nick Bonino had the other goal for Van­cou­ver, and Ryan Miller had 19 saves in his first start in the se­ries af­ter re­plac­ing Ed­die Lack in Game 4.

David Jones scored for the Flames, and Jonas Hiller stopped 41 shots.

Af­ter the Flames were whis­tled for ic­ing in the open­ing min­utes of the third pe­riod, the Canucks put out their top line for the of­fen­sive-zone face­off. Daniel Sedin took ad­van­tage, shov­el­ing Dan Hamhuis’ re­bound through Hiller’s pads at 1:47 for his sec­ond goal of the se­ries.

Tampa Bay 3, at Detroit 2 (OT): Tyler John­son led a stir­ring rally late in reg­u­la­tion, then scored 2:25 into over­time to lift the Light­ning to victory over the Red Wings, evening their play­off se­ries at 2-2. The Red Wings led 2-0 in the third pe­riod be­fore John­son scored with 5:26 re­main­ing. He then as­sisted on On­drej Palat’s ty­ing goal 77 sec­onds later.

Early in the ex­tra ses­sion, de­fense­man Vic­tor Hed­man led an odd-man rush from the right side and slid the puck across the goal mouth. It de­flected ever so slightly off goalie Petr Mrazek, but John­son was able to shoot into an open net from a tough an­gle for his fourth goal of the se­ries.

at Wash­ing­ton 5, N.Y. Is­lan­ders 1: Rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice, Karl Alzner added a goal and an as­sist, and the Cap­i­tals took a 3-2 lead in their firstround se­ries over the Is­lan­ders. Buoyed by a rau­cous crowd chant­ing, “We are louder!” in ref­er­ence to some back-and-forth among play­ers about which team’s fans pro­duce more noise, the Cap­i­tals con­trolled the ac­tion most of the evening af­ter fall­ing be­hind 1-0. Dom­i­nat­ing de­spite zero points from stars Alex Ovechkin and Nick­las Back­strom, Wash­ing­ton got goals from Kuznetsov, Brooks Laich and Ja­son Chimera in the third pe­riod, which it be­gan lead­ing only 2-1.

at Nashville 5, Chicago 2: Rookie Filip Fors­berg had his first ca­reer hat trick, and the Preda­tors forced a sixth game in their first-round West­ern Con­fer­ence se­ries against the Black­hawks.

A triple-over­time loss in Chicago pushed the Preda­tors to the brink of elim­i­na­tion, and the teams ap­peared headed for the third over­time game of the se­ries tied at 1-1 af­ter two. James Neal then got the go-ahead goal in the open­ing minute of the third to start a flurry of three goals in a span of less than 21⁄2 min­utes, and the Preda­tors pulled to 3-2 in the se­ries.

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