James Neal scored three goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins advanced to the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference finals with a 6-2 win against the Ottawa Senators, wrapping up their playoff series in five games.
The top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the San Jose Sharks 2-0 in the opening games of the National Hockey League’s conference semifinal playoff series.
John Tavares broke a third-period tie as the New York Islanders defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 to even their National Hockey League series at two games apiece, while the San Jose Sharks completed a four-game sweep of the Vancouver Canucks.
The New York Islanders overcame two first-period goals by Sidney Crosby, who was playing for the first time in more than a month, and defeated the host Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 to even their playoff series at 1-1.
Pascal Dupuis scored twice and Pittsburgh defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 for their 14th straight National Hockey League victory, three off the league record for consecutive wins set by the 1992-93 Penguins.