Patrick Kane, center, celebrates with Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith after scoring a second-period goal, Kane's second of the night.
Kane, right, makes it 1-0 with this tap-in in the first period. Kane scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal for Chicago in 2010.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask made 29 saves and kept it close while Boston tried to generate scoring opportunities, but Patrick Kane (88) and the Blackhawks were too tough this night.
CHICAGO - It's all so very familiar. Big goals from Patrick Kane. Solid all-around play from Jonathan Toews. A goaltender stepping forward at the right time.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick watches the game-winning goal by Chicago's Marian Hossa fly into the net during the third period. Los Angeles, the defending Stanley Cup champion, trails in the series 3-1 and must now travel to Chicago.
LOS ANGELES - With flashy goals and steady defense, the Chicago Blackhawks ended the Los Angeles Kings' 15-game home winning streak.
LOS ANGELES - The momentum the Blackhawks carried with them from Chicago to Los Angeles was halted with one shot.
Chicago's Marian Hossa (81) deflects the puck past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) during the second period for the winning goal in the opener of the Western Conference finals.
CHICAGO - Marian Hossa winked when the television camera focused on him during the national anthem, a signal to his friends watching the game back home in Slovakia. Then he gave them something to cheer about.
The Penguins couldn't solve Boston goalie Tuukka Rask, who stopped 29 shots, including this one by Chris Kunitz.
PITTSBURGH - The Boston Bruins insist they aren't trying to draw the high-flying Pittsburgh Penguins into a street fight.
LOS ANGELES - Justin Williams scored two goals in the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 on Tuesday night.
James Neal notched his first postseason hat trick as the Penguins again put on an offensive clinic. "I think we surprised ourselves," he said.
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins expected desperation.
Boston goalie Tuukka Rask reacts too late as Chris Kreider's shot finds the back of the net, giving the Rangers a 4-3 overtime victory Thursday.
Chris Kreider celebrates behind the Boston net after his overtime goal that kept the Rangers alive Thursday night.
NEW YORK - Chris Kreider proudly wore the Broadway Hat in the victorious New York Rangers dressing room as he tried to describe the feeling of saving his team's season.
LOS ANGELES - Jonathan Quick made 35 saves in his sixth career playoff shutout, and the Los Angeles Kings opened their second-round series with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.
Ottawa Senators' Cory Conacher scores against Montreal Canadiens' Peter Budaj in the first period. Conacher scored again in the third period.
MONTREAL - Craig Anderson made 33 saves and Cory Conacher scored twice on a shaky Peter Budaj as the Ottawa Senators advanced to the second round of the playoffs Thursday night with a 6-1 rout of the Montreal Canadiens.