The Flyers and Penguins play Game 5 tonight in Pittsburgh, continuing a physical series loaded with offense. After the Flyers jumped out to a 3-0 lead, the Penguins blew them out 10-3 in Philadelphia. But a win tonight for the Penguins would send the series back to Philly for a crucial Game 6. The Flyers have outscored Pittsburgh in the series, but only by one goal.
The Red Wings, a perennial playoff powerhouse, are in danger of elimination when they square off against the Predators Friday night in Nashville. All four games have been decided by two goals or less, but Nashville has won the last two games, and heading back to home ice should help their cause.
Finally, last year's Western Conference champions, the Vancouver Canucks, are down 3-1 to the Los Angeles Kings, pleasing Bruins fans everywhere. LA took the first three games of the series, but Canucks goalie Corey Schneider has a miniscule 1.01 GAA and a .969 save percentage since assuming the starting role in Game 3. Game 5 is scheduled for Sunday in Vancouver.