Kreider, who won the national championship with the Eagles just weeks ago, played a big hand in the New York Rangers' 3-1 win over the Capitals in the first game of their second-round series.
Out west, Los Angeles continued its upset streak, taking down St. Louis in their first game after the Kings upset the Vancouver Canucks in the first round.
Here are the recaps from the games that took place Saturday, April 28. Be sure to check out more of our in-depth Associated Press recaps and previews.
New York Rangers 3, Washington Capitals 1
NEW YORK — Chris Kreider is six games into his NHL career and days shy of his 21st birthday.
And yet the Stanley Cup playoffs are anything but overwhelming for the newest New York Rangers forward, who has quickly become a hit on Broadway.
Kreider scored the go-ahead goal and then set up Brad Richards' insurance tally 90 seconds later in the third period to lift New York to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday in the opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Read the complete story here.
Los Angeles Kings 3, St. Louis Blues 1
ST. LOUIS — Matt Greene scored shorthanded late in the second period for the lead, and Jonathan Quick was strong in net throughout as the Los Angeles Kings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 in the opener of a Western Conference semifinal series on Saturday night. Read the complete story here.