Best of NHL playoffs action, April 14

Highlights from the day's NHL playoff games.

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14: Radim Vrbata #17 of the Phoenix Coyotes shoots the puck past Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period of Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 14, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Radim Vrbata #17 Of The Phoenix Coyotes Shoots The Puck Past Marian Hossa #81 Of The Chicago Blackhawks In The Second Getty Images
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14: Radim Vrbata #17 of the Phoenix Coyotes shoots the puck past Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period of Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 14, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14: Derek Morris #53 of the Phoenix Coyotes centers the puck past Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period of Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 14, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Derek Morris #53 Of The Phoenix Coyotes Centers The Puck Past Duncan Keith #2 Of The Chicago Blackhawks In The Second Getty Images
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14: Derek Morris #53 of the Phoenix Coyotes centers the puck past Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period of Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 14, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14: Raffi Torres #37 of the Phoenix Coyotes reacts after Antoine Vermette (not pitctured) scored a second period power play goal past goaltender Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 14, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Raffi Torres #37 Of The Phoenix Coyotes Reacts Getty Images
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14: Raffi Torres #37 of the Phoenix Coyotes reacts after Antoine Vermette (not pitctured) scored a second period power play goal past goaltender Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 14, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14: Goaltender Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a glove save on the shot from the Phoenix Coyotes in second period of Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 14, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Goaltender Corey Crawford #50 Of The Chicago Blackhawks Makes A Glove Save On The Shot From The Phoenix Coyotes In Getty Images
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14: Goaltender Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a glove save on the shot from the Phoenix Coyotes in second period of Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 14, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Daniel Winnik #34 of the San Jose Sharks takes a shot on goal against the St. Louis Blues during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
San Jose Sharks v St. Louis Blues - Game Two
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Daniel Winnik #34 of the San Jose Sharks takes a shot on goal against the St. Louis Blues during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Barret Jackman #5 of the St. Louis Blues defends against a shot on goal by Ryane Clowe #29 of the San Jose Sharks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
San Jose Sharks v St. Louis Blues - Game Two
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Barret Jackman #5 of the St. Louis Blues defends against a shot on goal by Ryane Clowe #29 of the San Jose Sharks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes a save against the St. Louis Blues during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Antti Niemi #31 Of The San Jose Sharks Makes Getty Images
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes a save against the St. Louis Blues during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues moves the puck up ice against Tommy Wingels #57 of the San Jose Sharks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
David Backes #42 Of The St. Louis Blues Moves Getty Images
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues moves the puck up ice against Tommy Wingels #57 of the San Jose Sharks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators is checked by Brandon Prust #8 of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Erik Karlsson #65 Of The Ottawa Senators Is Checked By Brandon Prust #8 Of The New York Rangers In Game Two Of The Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators is checked by Brandon Prust #8 of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes the first period save on Filip Kuba #17 of the Ottawa Senators in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Henrik Lundqvist #30 Of The New York Rangers Makes The First Period Save On Filip Kuba #17 Of The Ottawa Senators In Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes the first period save on Filip Kuba #17 of the Ottawa Senators in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators lays on the ice following an elbow from Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers that resulted in a major penalty in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2012 in New York City. Alfredsson left the game following the hit. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Ottawa Senators v New York Rangers - Game Two
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators lays on the ice following an elbow from Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers that resulted in a major penalty in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2012 in New York City. Alfredsson left the game following the hit. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) looks back after being beaten by the game-winning goal by Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom during the second overtime period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2012. The Capitals won 2-1, tying the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Backstrom gives Caps 2-1 win over Bruins in 2OT
Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) looks back after being beaten by the game-winning goal by Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom during the second overtime period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2012. The Capitals won 2-1, tying the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) is tripped by Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Backstrom gives Caps 2-1 win over Bruins in 2OT
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) is tripped by Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) gets a stick to the face from Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Backstrom gives Caps 2-1 win over Bruins in 2OT
Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) gets a stick to the face from Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green, right, tries to get a stick on the puck after being dropped to the ice by Boston Bruins left wing Benoit Pouliot (67) during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Backstrom gives Caps 2-1 win over Bruins in 2OT
Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green, right, tries to get a stick on the puck after being dropped to the ice by Boston Bruins left wing Benoit Pouliot (67) during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) levels his stick on Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) as they chase the puck during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Backstrom gives Caps 2-1 win over Bruins in 2OT
Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) levels his stick on Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) as they chase the puck during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Washington Capitals left wing Troy Brouwer (20) reaches for the puck as Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) misses the save for the first goal of the game during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2012. Bruins defenseman Greg Zanon, center, lies on the ice. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Backstrom gives Caps 2-1 win over Bruins in 2OT
Washington Capitals left wing Troy Brouwer (20) reaches for the puck as Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) misses the save for the first goal of the game during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2012. Bruins defenseman Greg Zanon, center, lies on the ice. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 14: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals takes the puck in the second period as Rich Peverley #49 of the Boston Bruins defends in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 14, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Nicklas Backstrom #19 Of The Washington Capitals Takes The Puck In The Second Period As Rich Peverley #49 Of The Getty Images
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 14: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals takes the puck in the second period as Rich Peverley #49 of the Boston Bruins defends in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 14, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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