It was a night filled with overtime games, with 3 of 4 fixtures needing extra time to decide a winner.
The Kings put the Blues on the brink after starting out the series down 2-0 with an overtime win in St. Louis tonight. It was a duel of goaltenders in Anaheim between the Ducks and Red Wings, seeing the home team come away with an overtime win to go up 3-2 over Detroit. The Maple Leafs went up early, but the Bruins came back to force overtime, eventually winning in the extra session to go up 3-1 in that series. The only game to be decided in regulation was a back and forth affair between Washington and New York, seeing the Rangers win at home to even the series at 2.
With today's games over with, the Ducks, Blackhawks, Bruins, Senators, and Kings are all 1 game away from advancing, while the Sharks have already advanced.