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    Carl Soderberg dished an assist as the host Boston Bruins rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat Montreal 5-3 in Game 2 of the Adams (Atlantic) Division Finals on Saturday. Soderberg has two points – both on assists – in seven playoffs games. The series is tied 1-1.

    Mike Weaver of Montreal scored for the first time in the postseason. He also has an assist for two points in six playoffs games. Lars Eller received two minor penalties – for hooking and later for unsportsmanlike conduct after roughhousing with Torey Krug.

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    • Pat Maroon assisted on a goal as host Anaheim lost 4-3 in overtime to Los Angeles in Game 1 of the Smythe (Pacific) Division Finals. Maroon is third on the Ducks in scoring wiith five points, on a goal and four assists, in seven games. LA leads the series 1-0.

    May 3, 2014

    StL in playoffs
    StL players: Pat Maroon (Anaheim); Brandon Bollig (Chicago); Joe Vitale (Pittsburgh).
    Ex-Blues: Carl Soderberg (Boston); Michal Handzus (Chicago); Lars Eller, Mike Weaver (Montreal); Lee Stempniak (Pittsburgh)
    Blues family: Brandon Sutter (Pittsburgh)
    Obvious reasons: Martin St. Louis (NYRangers)
    Playoff teams with no StL ties: LA, Minnesota.

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    StL players with NHL contracts: Pat Maroon (Anaheim); Chris Butler, John Ramage (CalGARY; Alaska, ECHL); Brandon Bollig (Chicago); Paul Stastny (Colorado); Mike McKenna (Columbus; Springfield, AHL); Cam Janssen (New Jersey; Albany, AHL); Scott Mayfield, (NYIslanders); Cal Heeter (Philadelphia; Adirondack, AHL); Joe Vitale (Pittsburgh); Ben Bishop (Tampa Bay)
    Ex-Blues: Carl Soderberg (Boston); Chris Stewart, Matt D’Agostini (Buffalo); Dennis Wideman, Kris Russell, Mark Cundari (CalGARY); Michal Handzus, Brad Winchester (Chicago); Erik Johnson, Reto Berra, (Colorado); Nikita Nikitin (Columbus); David Perron (Edmonton); Brad Boyes (Florida); Lars Eller, Mike Weaver (Montreal); Bryce Salvador (New Jersey); Jaroslav Halak (NYIslanders); Lee Stempniak (Pittsburgh); Eric Brewer, B.J. Crombeen (Tampa Bay); Jay McClement (Toronto); Tyson Strachan (Washington; Hershey AHL); Anthony Peluso (Winnipeg)
    Blues family: : Drew Miller (Detroit); Brandon Sutter (Pittsburgh); Brett Sutter, Brody Sutter (Carolina; Charlotte, AHL); Greg Chase (Edmonton; Oklahoma, AHL); Justin Courtnall (Hamilton, AHL); Adam Lowry (Winnipeg; St. John’s, AHL)
    Obvious reasons: Martin St. Louis (NYRangers)
    1996 draft: Chris Phillips (Ottawa)
    Teams with no StL ties: Dallas, LA, Minnesota, Nashville, Phoenix, San Jose, Vancouver.

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    Brent Regner and Dmitrij Jaskin scored power-play goals in a span of 2:05 late in the second period as the host Chicago Wolves overcame a 2-1 deficit and defeated Rochester 4-2 on Sunday in the fifth and deciding game of their AHL first-round playoff series.

    Regner lit the red lamp from Michael Davies to tie the score 2-2, and Jaskin tallied what proved to be the winner from Keith Aucoin and Adam CracknellShane Harper and Taylor Chorney into an empty net also scored for Chicago.

    Jaskin leads the playoffs in scoring with seven points, on two goals and five assists, in five games. Regner is in a six-way tie for second with six points, on two goals and four assists, also in five games.

    Jake Allen posted the win, making 21 saves as the Wolves outshot the Americans 36-23. Allen was 3-2 in the series, with a .890 save percentage and a 2.85 goals-against average.

    Chicago advances to meet the Toronto Marlies in the Western Conference semifinals. The best-of-seven series begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Allstate Arena.

    May 4, 2014
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  • Stanley Cup Playoffs

    First round

    Game 1: The Blues beat the Blackhawks 4-3 on Alexander Steen’s goal in triple overtime. St. Louis leads the series 1-0.

    Game 2: Jackman slapper wins Game 2 in overtime. St. Louis leads the series 2-0.

    Game 3: Corey Crawford, Blackhawks blank Blues. St. Louis leads the series 2-1.

    Game 4: Patrick Kane wins Game 4 with overtime goal. The series is tied 2-2.

    Game 5: Toews scores winner on breakaway in OT. The Blackhawks lead the series 3-2.

    Game 6: Toews, Crawford lead Blackhawks to series win. The Blackhawks win the series 4-2.

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    “The third goal was really a backbreaker for us. That was really the one that hurt because we’ve been chasing all series and been able to catch up in games, but the third goal really took the wind out of our sails. … You could see a big sag on the team after that.”

    Coach Ken Hitchcock, after the Blues gave up four goals in the final period en route to a 5-1 loss in Game 6.

    April 27, 2014
  • Three Stars

    Game 6: Blackhawks 5, Blues 1

    No. 1: Chicago center Jonathan Toews scored his third game-winning goal of the series, giving Chicago a 2-1 lead early in the third period. Toews leads the ‘Hawks in scoring with seven points, on three goals and four assists, in six games.

    No. 2: Chicago goalie Corey Crawford stood on his head, as they say in hockey parlance, to earn his fourth consecutive victory. He was especially big through two periods, making 10 saves in the first and 17 in the second. He finished with 35 saves.

    No. 3: Defenseman Brent Seabrook returned from a three-game suspension for knocking out David Backes in Game 2 and assisted Chicago’s first two goals – by Bryan Bickell and Toews’ winner. In three games, he has six points, on two goals and four assists.

    April 27, 2014
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    Forward

    Alexander Steen-David Backes-T.J. Oshie

    Jaden Schwartz-Vladimir Sobotka-Vladimir Tarasenko

    Steve Ott-Patrick Berglund-Derek Roy

    Chris Porter-Maxim Lapierre-Ryan Reaves

    Adam Cracknell (healthy scratch, 1 game)

    Magnus Paajarvi (healthy scratch, 6 games)

    Defense

    Jay Bouwmeester-Alex Pietrangelo

    Barret Jackman-Kevin Shattenkirk

    Jordan Leopold-Roman Polak

    Carlo Colaiacovo (healthy scratch, 6 games)

    Ian Cole (healthy scratch, 6 games)

    Goal

    Ryan Miller

    Brian Elliott

    Niklas Lundstrom (healthy scratch, 12 games)

    Injured

    Brendan Morrow (foot, out for first-round series)

    April 27, 2014
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