NHL PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP: Bruins win in OT to take 3-1 series lead
David Krejci scored his third goal of the night at 13:06 of overtime Wednesday, giving the Boston Bruins a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs and a 3-1 lead in their playoff series.
Krejci beat James Reimer with a shot from the faceoff circle after coming down the left wing.
Joffrey Lupul, Cody Franson and Clarke MacArthur scored for Toronto. Patrice Bergeron added a goal for Boston, with captain Zdeno Chara collecting four assists.
RANGERS 4, CAPITALS 3: Dan Girardi and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals for New York, who squandered a two-goal lead and then held on to get even in the best-of-seven series.
Girardi ripped a shot from above the left circle to give the Rangers the lead again with a power-play goal 59 seconds into the third. Stepan made it 4-2 at 6:02, scoring at the end of a give-and-go play with Carl Hagelin, who had a goal and two assists.
Game 5 is in Washington on Friday.
KINGS 3, BLUES 2, OT: Slava Voynov scored on an odd-man rush eight minutes into overtime and Los Angeles beat St. Louis for the third straight time.
The win put the defending Stanley Cup champions on the verge of surviving the first round, leading 3-2 heading to Game 6 in Los Angeles on Friday night. Alex Pietrangelo scored with 44.1 seconds remaining in regulation. 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.
DUCKS 3, RED WINGS 2, OT: Nick Bonino scored 1:54 into overtime, and the Ducks moved to the brink of the second round by taking a 3-2 series lead.
Game 6 is Friday night.
Johan Franzen and Mikael Samuelsson scored for the Red Wings.
Captain Ryan Getzlaf tied it, Kyle Palmieri also scored, and Jonas Hiller made 29 saves for Anaheim.