Here are the recaps from the games that took place on Wednesday, April 11. Be sure to check out more of our in-depth Associated Press recaps and previews.
Philadelphia Flyers 8, Pittsburgh Penguins 5
PITTSBURGH — Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux each scored three goals and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied for a wild 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
Giroux added three assists for Philadelphia, and former Penguins Max Talbot and Jaromir Jagr also scored to help the Flyers take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Read the complete story here.
New Jersey Devils 3, Florida Panthers 2
SUNRISE, Fla. — Martin Brodeur's teammates came out flying. He took care of everything else.
Brodeur stopped 24 shots for his 100th postseason win, and a three-goal first period was enough to help the New Jersey Devils spoil the Florida Panthers' long-awaited return to the Stanley Cup playoffs in a 3-2 victory Friday night. Read the complete story here.
Detroit Red Wings 3, Nashville Predators 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ian White and Cory Emmerton scored in the first period, and the Detroit Red Wings got the best revenge against the Nashville Predators with a 3-2 victory Friday night that evened the opening series 1-1.
Johan Franzen also scored, and Jimmy Howard made 24 saves as the Red Wings answered Nashville defenseman Shea Weber being fined only $2,500 for smashing Henrik Zetterberg's head into the glass at the end of Game 1 on Wednesday night. Read the complete story here.
Los Angeles Kings 4, Vancouver Canucks 2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Dustin Brown and the Los Angeles Kings got a lot more out of Vancouver's power plays than the top-seeded Canucks.
Brown tied an NHL playoff record with two short-handed goals, Jonathan Quick made 46 saves and the Kings beat the Canucks 4-2 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. Read the complete story here.