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National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules

10:00 PM, May 7, 2013   |    comments
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Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Islanders' first home playoff win in 11 years couldn't have come at a better time. John Tavares scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period to lift the hosts over the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-4, in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Not only did the Islanders tie this series at 2-2, but they posted their first playoff win at Nassau Coliseum since a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on April 28, 2002. In the process, New York snapped a seven-game home playoff losing streak. Mark Streit had two goals and an assist for the Islanders, who bounced back from a 5-4 overtime loss in Sunday's Game 3. Casey Cizikas added a goal and two assists, while Kyle Okposo and Brian Strait had one goal apiece. Evgeni Nabokov made 27 saves for the victors. Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist for the Penguins, who will host Game 5 on Thursday. James Neal, Brandon Sutter and Pascal Dupuis also lit the lamp. Marc-Andre Fleury showed signs of struggling as he did in last year's playoff loss to Philadelphia, stopping only 18-of-24 shots in defeat.

Final Score: Ottawa 3, Montreal 2 (OT)

Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Cory Conacher scored the tying goal late in regulation and Kyle Turris won it at 2:32 of overtime, as the Ottawa Senators claimed a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 4 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Turris was harassed by a Canadiens defender in the left circle, but the Sens forward escaped long enough to send a wrister to the Habs' net, which deflected off the elbow of defenseman Raphael Diaz and caromed past Peter Budaj -- who began the extra session in place of the injured Carey Price -- to end the contest. Mika Zibanejad also tallied for the Senators, who took a commanding 3-1 series edge with Game 5 set to return to Montreal on Thursday. Craig Anderson stopped 26 shots for Ottawa, which can advance to the second round for the first time since 2007 with one more victory. PK Subban and Alex Galchenyuk lit the lamp early in the second period for the Canadiens. Price ended up with 30 saves, but Budaj was saddled with the loss.

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