The Detroit Red Wings have taken a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series with the Chicago Blackhawks after a 2-0 win over Chicago Thursday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
Jakub Kindl scored a power play goal in the second period and Danny Cleary put the puck in an empty net with just 39 seconds left in the game.
Jimmy Howard earned his second career playoff shutout by turning aside all 28 shots he faced. The series moves back to Chicago for Game Five tomorrow night.
The New York Rangers stayed alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Rangers avoided a sweep by earning a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden thanks to Chris Kreider’s goal at the 7:03 mark of overtime.
Jonathan Quick recorded his third shutout of the playoffs to carry the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-0 victory and a 3-2 series lead over the San Jose Sharks.
By: Mike Plourde for Great Lakes Radio Sports