The Bruins, who finished the regular season with the best record in the
"That series was much tougher than maybe the results showed," said Bruins captain
Pavel Datsyuk and
"We're not there yet," said Detroit Coach Mike Babcock, whose team beat the
"The last two years, we battled to get into the playoffs. To me, that's a measure of where we are. Instead of battling for the Cup, we're battling to make the playoffs."
at Pittsburgh 3, Columbus 1:
Chris Kunitz and
It hasn't been easy for the Penguins, a team considered by many a
Boone Jenner scored the lone goal on Saturday for Columbus, which played the first Game 5 in franchise history.
"We competed hard," the Penguins'
at Colorado 4, Minnesota 3 (OT): Nathan MacKinnon scored 3:27 into overtime after P.A. Parenteau tied the game late in regulation, helping the Avalanche rally for a win over the Wild and a 3-2 lead in the series.
MacKinnon poked the puck past Darcy Kuemper's glove with two defenders all over him. The rookie also had two assists.
Parenteau scored with 1:14 left after Avalanche coach Patrick Roy pulled goaltender Semyon Varlamov with 2:22 remaining. The strategy worked out yet again.
The series switches back to Minnesota for Game 6 on Monday.
Nick Holden and Cody McLeod also added goals for the Avalanche.