Torres’ goal has Sharks up 2-0
Raffi Torres scored at 5:31 of overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 2 of their playoff series Friday night in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Sharks took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, extending Vancouver’s home playoff losing streak to six games.
Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, whose goal in the final minute of the third period forced overtime, also scored for San Jose.
Ryan Kesler scored two third-period goals for Vancouver, helping the Canucks overcome a 1-0 deficit that stood since the first period.
Islanders 4, Penguins 3: Kyle Okposo’s first career playoff goal with 7:37 remaining lifted New York over the Penguins at Pittsburgh, evening their series at one game each.
Matt Moulson, Colin McDonald and Matt Martin also scored for the Islanders, who spoiled Sidney Crosby’s comeback from a broken jaw by rallying from an early two-goal deficit.
Crosby scored twice in the game’s first eight minutes as the Penguins raced to a quick 3-1 lead.
Canadiens 3, Senators 1: Ryan White started a three-goal second period and goalie Carey Price was back in top form with 29 saves as the Canadiens evened their playoff series at one game each, defeating Ottawa at Montreal.
Brendan Gallagher and Michael Ryder also scored for Montreal. Milan Michalek scored for Ottawa, which was let down by a power play that went 0 for 4.
Blackhawks 5, Wild 2: Patrick Sharp and Michael Frolik had two goals apiece and the Blackhawks took a 2-0 series lead over visiting Minnesota.
Patrick Kane added two assists as Chicago put together a strong start and impressive finish. Bryan Bickell added an empty-net score to his winning goal in the Blackhawks’ 2-1 overtime victory in the series opener on Tuesday.
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