Helene Elliott: A gutsy, great day for Getzlaf

ANAHEIM, Calif.-Someday, Ryan Getzlaf will explain to his daughter Willa why he looked like Frankenstein's monster in photos taken the day she was born, his chin and cheek zippered with stitches and a purple bruise blossoming on the left side of his face.

National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules

It isn't often the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning play a 60-minute game.Twenty-six saves by Carey Price and two goals by Rene Bourque helped make this the rare case. David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored and the Canadiens beat the Lightning 4-1 Friday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The Canadiens took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series heading into Sunday's Game 3 in Montreal. They won Game 1 on Wednesday when Dale Weise scored 18:08 into overtime -- the fourth time in five meetings between the teams during this past season and the playoffs that one of their games was decided after regulation. On Friday, all the goals came in the second and third period, the first three against Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback, who was pulled after Gallagher scored with 8:14 left. Price was within 1:59 of his first playoff shutout in three years before Teddy Purcell scored on a power play.

Recap: Anaheim vs. Dallas

Frederik Andersen made 34 saves and the Anaheim Ducks grabbed a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars in Game 2 of this Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars 3-2 in Game 2

Ryan Getzlaf wore the strain all over his exhausted face. In the past 51 hours or so, he had taken a slap shot to the jaw, attended the birth of his third child and propelled the Anaheim Ducks to two gritty playoff victories.

NHL Playoff Capsules

Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night.

Recap: Boston vs. Detroit

Pavel Datsyuk's goal with 3:01 to play was the first and only marker of the game as the Detroit Red Wings surprised the Boston Bruins with a 1-0 victory in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series.

Blackhawks undaunted after dropping playoff opener

The Chicago Blackhawks relinquished a lead late in regulation, played more than 100 minutes of hockey and all they had to show for their efforts in the waning hours of Thursday was a 1-0 deficit in their opening round playoff series against the Blues.

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