Kings stay alive...Habs advance to face Rangers
Thu, 15 May 2014 12:29:27 GMT —
The Chicago Blackhawks still don't know who they'll face in the NHL's Western Conference finals.
The Los Angeles Kings have forced a Game 7 in their conference semifinal series by nipping Anaheim 2-1. Jake Muzzin (myoo-ZEEN') put the Kings ahead to stay just over eight minutes into the first period before Trevor Lewis made it 2-0 late in the second. Jonathan Quick handled 21 shots and was perfect after Kyle Palmeiri scored 98 seconds after Lewis.
The Kings had dropped three straight before taking Game 6. They will head to Anaheim for the finale on Friday.
Meanwhile, it will be the Montreal Canadiens taking on the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals.
Carey Price turned back 29 shots and Daniel Briere (bree-EHR') had a goal and an assist as the Canadiens downed the Bruins 3-1 in Boston. Price allowed just one goal over the final two games to help the Habs come back from a 3-2 series deficit. He blanked the Bruins after Jarome Iginla's (jah-ROHM ih-GIHN'-luhz) scored on a power play late in the second period.
Dale Weise (wees) put the Canadiens ahead to stay just 2:18 in. Max Pacioretty (pash-uh-RET'-ee) notched the eventual game-winner midway through the second period to make it 2-0. Briere's power-play goal restored Montreal's two-goal advantage with 2:53 remaining.