Five games faced off tonight and they were all thrilling: two double overtimes, a 1-0 shutout and an elimination game in the desert.
Washington 3, New York 2 (2OT): New York had built a 3-0 lead midway through the second thanks to a pair of goals by Marian Gaborik and Brandon Dubinsky seven seconds apart, but Washington stormed back to tie it and eventually won on Jason Chimera’s double-overtime goal.
Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2 (2OT): James Neal scored 3:38 into the second overtime to help Pittsburgh take a 3-1 series lead on Tampa Bay. Sean Bergenheim scored with less than five minutes left in the third to tie the game at two for Tampa Bay.
Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0: Michigan State alum Ryan Miller stopped 32 shots for his second shutout of the series as Buffalo deadlocked the series at two games apiece. Jason Pomminville’s tally 9:38 into the first period proved enough for the Sabres.
Anaheim 6, Nashville 3: Anaheim scored three goals in a 6:46 span to start the third period to snap a 3-3 tie and even their series with Nashville. Pekka Rinne looked human, stopping just 23 of 29 shots and was pulled in the third period.
Series Standings Through Wednesday
Detroit defeats Phoenix 4-0
Anaheim and Nahsville tied 2-2
Tomorrow’s games: Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Versus (VAN leads 3-1); San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. TSN (SJ leads 2-1)
Washington leads New York 3-1
Pittsburgh leads Tampa Bay 3-1
Philadelphia and Buffalo tied 2-2
Tomorrow’s game: Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m. Versus (MON leads 2-1)