Parise stars as Wild progress

Parise’s brace helped the Wild to a 4-1 win on Sunday at Xcel Energy Center, with Justin Fontaine and Nino Niederreiter also on target for Minnesota, while TJ Oshie scored St Louis’ only goal.

The victory secured a 4-2 series win over the Blues and they will now face the Chicago Blackhawks in their Western Conference semi-final.

Carey Price made 43 saves to help the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-0 win over the Ottawa Senators, which also earned them a 4-2 series triumph overall.

Brendan Gallagher nudged Montreal in front in the first period and Max Pacioretty added gloss to the scoreline with a goal deep into the final period.