The Coyotes, fresh off the news that they may have new ownership, beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Monday night to advance.
In the East, the Rangers put themselves within one win of their conference finals.
New York and Washington went to overtime again after the Rangers eked out the game-tying goal near the end of regulation. The Rangers then scored in the extra session to take the 3-2 series lead.
Here are the recaps from the games that took place Monday, May 7. Be sure to check out more of our in-depth Associated Press recaps and previews.
Phoenix Coyotes 2, Nashville Predators 1
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Mike Smith stopped 32 shots and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Monday night to earn their first trip to the Western Conference finals. Read the complete story here.
New York Rangers 3, Washington Capitals 2 (OT)
NEW YORK — Marc Staal scored a power-play goal 1:35 into overtime after Brad Richards tied it in the dying seconds of regulation to lift the New York Rangers to a stunning 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night. Read the complete story here.