SCOREBOARD
Saturday, April 21
Vancouver at Dallas (8 p.m. EDT). The Stars forced a sixth game with their 1-0 overtime win on Thursday night. Three of the first five games of the series have gone into overtime.

STARS
Friday
-Patrick Marleau, Sharks, scored his second goal with 4:21 left to help San Jose eliminate Nashville with a 3-2 victory.
-Martin Brodeur and Scott Gomez, Devils. Brodeur stopped all 31 shots he faced and Gomez had a goal and two assists to lead New Jersey past Tampa Bay 3-0.

ANOTHER SUSPENSION
Simon received a record ban of at least 25 games for on-ice violence in March, serving the 20th game on Friday.

ONE AWAY
Martin Brodeur posted his 22nd career postseason shutout Friday night, making 31 saves in New Jersey's 3-0 win over Tampa Bay in Game 5 of that quarterfinal series. Brodeur is one behind Patrick Roy for most all-time.

SABRE DANCE
Buffalo moved into the second round of the playoffs for the second straight year after holding off the New York Islanders 4-3 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Friday night. The top-seeded Sabres will face either the New York Rangers or Tampa Bay, should the Lightning get past New Jersey.

SOUND FAMILIAR?
San Jose eliminated Nashville in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year with its 3-2 victory on Friday night. In both years, the Sharks knocked out the Predators in five games and on Nashville's home ice.

SPEAKING
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