SCOREBOARD
Sunday, April 15
Anaheim at Minnesota (8 p.m. EDT). The Ducks won each of the first two games of this quarterfinal series by one goal.

Monday, April 16
Nashville at San Jose (10 p.m. EDT). The teams have combined for 186 penalty minutes in splitting the first two games of the quarterfinal series.

STARS
Saturday
-Rick DiPietro, Islanders, stopped 32 shots and New York edged Buffalo 3-2.
-Johan Holmqvist, Lightning, made 34 saves and Tampa Bay held off New Jersey 3-2.
-Steve Avery and Brendan Shanahan, Rangers. Avery scored and set up Shanahan's winner with 4:01 remaining to lead New York to a 2-1 victory at Atlanta.
-Sidney Crosby, Penguins, scored his second in two playoff games 11:44 into the third period to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win at Ottawa.

HUGE LIFT
Rick DiPietro started Game 2 of the Islanders' first-round playoff series against Buffalo on Saturday, returning to the New York net after missing three weeks with post-concussion symptoms. He made 32 saves and helped New York tie the quarterfinal series at a game apiece with a 3-2 victory.

DECISIONS MADE
The NHL on Saturday suspended Predators rookie forward Alexander Radulov for one game for a hitting-from-behind incident involving Sharks forward Steve Bernier in Game 2 of Nashville's first-round series with San Jose on Friday night. Also Saturday, the NHL rescinded two game misconducts called on Predators forward Scott Hartnell, meaning he won't have to sit out a game in the series with the Sharks.

ROAD WARRIORS
The New York Rangers have taken the first two games of their quarterfinal series against Atlanta after a 2-1 victory on Saturday. The next two games are in New York, giving the Rangers a chance to clinch the series without coming back to Atlanta.

NO MOMENTUM
Ottawa lost for the seventh straight time after winning the first game of a playoff series after its 4-3 defeat to Pittsburgh on Saturday.

SIDELINED
Detroit's Todd Bertuzzi has a concussion and neck injury and will not play Sunday against Calgary in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.

NOT SPECIAL
Minnesota is 0-for-10 on the power play and allowed a short-handed goal through the first two games of its quarterfinal series against Anaheim. The Ducks have a two games to none lead in the series, which shifts to Minnesota on Sunday.

SPEAKING
``I could've used a little WD-40 on the joints here and there,'' - Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro his first game in three weeks because of post-concussion symptoms, a 3-2 win at Buffalo Saturday night that helped New York tie the quarterfinal series at a game apiece.

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