Flyers hold on; Dallas stretch lead

31 saves from Michal Neuvirth gave the Philadelphia Flyers a lifeline after they secured a narrow 2-1 win against the Washington Capitals, who lead the series 3-1.

The Flyers’ rookie defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere scored his first career play-off goal, with Andrew MacDonald getting the other.

TJ Oshie scored for Washington.

The Dallas Stars scored three times in the second period on their way to a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild, putting them 3-1 up in the series.

Ales Hemsky, Patrick Eaves and Jason Spezza got the goals while Antti Niemi made 28 saves for Dallas.

The Florida Panthers and New York Islanders are tied at 2-2 after the Panthers won 2-1 in New York.

Alex Petrovic scored the winner in the third period after Florida’s Teddy Purcell and New York’s John Tavares had struck power-play goals in the second period.

The San Jose Sharks held on for a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings to take a 3-1 lead in their series.

The Sharks scored three power-play goals – Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski found the net in the second period before Patrick Marleau extended the lead early in the third – but they were left hanging on after Trevor Lewis and Luke Schenn hit back for the Kings.

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