Montreal, seeded 12th and last among Eastern Conference postseason
participants, pushed the fifth-seeded Penguins into an elimination game
Friday.

Petry, who scored in overtime in Game 1, broke a 3-3 tie and scored Montreal's
third unanswered goal at 5:33 of the third. He lifted a shot from the bottom
of the left circle that went off the mask of goaltender Matt Murray, off the
crossbar and in.

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Shea Weber added a goal and two assists, Paul Byron a goal and an assist,
Jonathan Drouin a goal and Ben Chiarot two assists for the Canadiens. Carey
Price made 30 saves. Patric Hornqvist, Jason Zucker and Teddy Blueger scored
for the Penguins, and Murray made 27 saves.

Panthers 3, Islanders 2

Mike Hoffman scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and Florida stayed
alive in its Eastern Conference qualifying series with a win against New York
in Toronto.

New York leads the best-of-five series 2-1, with Game 4 set for Friday.

Hoffman added an assist and the Panthers also got goals from Erik Haula and
Brian Boyle. New York, which got goals from Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Brock
Nelson, had beaten Florida six straight times entering the contest.

Coyotes 4, Predators 1

Darcy Kuemper made 39 saves to lead Arizona past Nashville in Game 3 of their
best-of-five Western Conference qualifying series in Edmonton.

Taylor Hall had a goal and an assist, and Christian Dvorak, Conor Garland and
Carl Soderberg also scored for the Coyotes, who grabbed a 2-1 series lead
heading into Game 4 on Friday.

Viktor Arvidsson scored and Juuse Saros made 24 saves for the Predators.

Blackhawks 4, Oilers 3

Jonathan Toews scored the game-winner with 76 seconds remaining, and Chicago
claimed a stunning win over Edmonton to move within a victory of advancing to
the Stanley Cup playoffs' round of 16.

The Blackhawks, the lowest seed in the Western Conference to reach the
qualifying round, lead the Oilers 2-1 in the best-of-five series. Chicago will
look to complete the upset on Friday.

With overtime looming, Toews got a piece of a Connor Murphy point shot that
also deflected off Oilers defender Ethan Bear and past Oilers goalie Mikko
Koskinen for his second goal of the game and fourth of the series. Chicago
goalie Corey Crawford stopped 25 shots to earn the win.

Lightning 3, Bruins 2

Tyler Johnson's tiebreaking rebound goal with 87 seconds remaining in
regulation kept Tampa Bay's round-robin record perfect at the expense of
Boston.

Johnson, who also had an assist, punched in a rebound off Yanni Gourde's shot
from the left circle to lift the Lightning (2-0-0, four points) to the top of
the standings in the week-long tourney, which will set the top four seeds in
the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Alex Killorn notched a goal and an assist, and Brayden Point also scored.
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 25 shots. Boston's Charlie McAvoy and Chris Wagner
tallied goals, and Tuukka Rask made his first start of the postseason and
allowed three markers on 35 shots.

Avalanche 4, Stars 0

Pavel Francouz had 27 saves, Andre Burakovsky and Joonas Donskoi each had a
goal and an assist, and Colorado beat Dallas in Edmonton.

Cale Makar and Vladislav Namestnikov also had goals, and Sam Girard had two
assists for Colorado, which has won its first two games of the seeding round
of the NHL restart.

Anton Khudobin had 36 saves for the Stars.

--Field Level Media

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