NHL: Los Angeles wins 3rd straight, takes 3-2 lead in series

2013-05-09T00:00:00Z NHL: Los Angeles wins 3rd straight, takes 3-2 lead in seriesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 09, 2013 12:00 am  • 

ST. LOUIS - Slava Voynov scored on an odd-man rush at 12 minutes of overtime Wednesday night, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the St. Louis Blues for the third straight time.

The 3-2 victory put the defending Stanley Cup champions on the verge of surviving the first round, leading three games to two heading to Game 6 in L.A. on Saturday.

St. Louis' Alex Pietrangelo scored on a wrist shot from the point with 44.1 seconds remaining in regulation and goalie Brian Elliott off for an extra attacker. That forced overtime for the second time in the series.

Jeff Carter scored in the opening minute of the second and third periods for the Kings, who became the first road team to win in the series.

• Ducks 3, Red Wings 2, OT: In Anaheim, Calif., Nick Bonino scored 1:54 into overtime, and Anaheim moved to the brink of the second round. The Ducks lead the series three games to two.

Defenseman Ben Lovejoy took the puck behind the Detroit net and fed it in front. Bonino scored for the Ducks, who took a 3-2 series lead.

Game 6 is Friday night in Detroit.

Johan Franzen and Mikael Samuelsson scored for the Red Wings. Ryan Getzlaf and Kyle Palmieri scored for the Ducks.

• Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 3, OT: In Toronto, David Krejci scored his third goal of the night at 13:06 of overtime, and Boston took a 3-1 series lead.

Krejci beat James Reimer with a shot from the faceoff circle after coming down the left wing.

The Bruins are 15-2 when leading a best-of-seven series 3-1. Toronto is 2-12-1 in its last 15 games in Boston.

The Bruins have not lost a playoff game in Toronto since 1959.

• Rangers 4, Capitals 3: In New York, Dan Girardi and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals for New York, which squandered a two-goal lead and then held on to tie the series at two games apiece.

Girardi ripped a shot from above the left circle, off a feed from Derick Brassard, to give the Rangers the lead again with a power-play goal 59 seconds into the third. The advantage was created by Jason Chimera's interference penalty at the end of the second.

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