NHL Wrap: Lupul helps Leafs even series with Bruins

NHL Wrap: Lupul helps Leafs even series with Bruins
May 4, 2013, 10:30 pm
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Joffrey Lupul scored twice in Toronto's 4-2 win over Boston on Saturday. (AP)

BOSTON -- Joffrey Lupul scored two goals and the Toronto Maple Leafs got a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday that evened their first-round series at one game.

The Maple Leafs played aggressively from the start after a weak performance in a 4-1 loss in which the Bruins were much more physical.

But that changed early in Game 2 as Toronto delivered 22 hits in the first period to just 10 for Boston.

Nathan Horton gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 1:56 of the second period, but Lupul scored at 5:18 on a power play and at 11:56 with the teams at even strength.

Phil Kessel made it 3-1 on a breakaway 53 seconds into the third period. Johnny Boychuk cut the lead at 10:35 before James van Riemsdyk scored for Toronto at 16:53.

Game 3 of the best-of-seven playoff series is scheduled for Monday night in Toronto (see full recap).

Green lifts Caps past Rangers in OT
WASHINGTON -- Mike Green scored eight minutes into overtime, Braden Holtby made 24 saves for his first career playoff shutout, and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 1-0 Saturday to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Green nailed a one-timer from high in the slot on a feed from Mike Ribeiro during a power play. Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh was in the penalty box for delay of game, having lifted the puck over the glass in New York's defensive zone.

Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves for the Rangers.

Game 3 is Monday in New York (see full recap).

Ducks take 2-1 series lead over Wings
DETROIT -- Nick Bonino scored for Anaheim on a second-period power play -- 18 seconds after Detroit's Justin Abdelkader was ejected for a violent hit on Toni Lydman -- and the Ducks went on to a 4-0 victory Saturday night to take a 2-1 series lead over the Red Wings in the Western Conference playoffs.

Abdelkader appeared to catch Lydman square in the side of the head with his left shoulder, and he was given a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct with 4:49 remaining in the second.

The Ducks immediately took advantage when Bonino backhanded a shot past goalie Jimmy Howard from point-blank range.

Ryan Getzlaf, Emerson Etem and Matt Beleskey scored in the third period for the Ducks. Jonas Hiller made 23 saves for Anaheim (see full recap).

Quick makes 30 saves, Kings blank Blues
LOS ANGELES -- Jonathan Quick made 30 saves in his fifth career playoff shutout, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 1-0 victory over St. Louis on Saturday night and trimming the Blues' series lead to 2-1.

Slava Voynov scored in the second period for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who got a brilliant performance from their Conn Smythe Trophy-winning goalie in a tight defensive game.

Los Angeles will attempt to even the series in Game 4 on Monday night.

After making self-described mistakes that led to both of the Blues' winning goals in St. Louis, Quick won his duel with Brian Elliott, who stopped 20 shots.

St. Louis has allowed just three goals in the series, but Quick kept the Kings unbeaten at home since March 23 (see full recap).

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