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2011 NHL Playoffs: 1st Round Update, 4/28

Eastern Conference

Tampa Bay Lightning 1, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 -- The Lightning completed their series comeback after trailing 3-1, sending the Penguins home for the season with a victory in Game Seven. Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson, acquired midseason from the New York Islanders, pitched the shutout by stopping all 36 shots he faced. Roloson outdueled the Penguins Marc-Andre Fleury, who was brilliant with 22 saves of his own. Lightning forward Sean Bergenheim scored the only game of the game 5:41 into the second period, and Roloson did the rest. After the multiple blowouts in this series, of course Game Seven had to finish in a goalie duel. The Lightning will move on to face the top seeded Washington Capitals in the semifinals.

Tampa Bay wins the series, 4-3.

Boston Bruins 4, Montreal Canadiens 3 (OT) -- Once again, a Game Seven went into overtime, as the Bruins took advantage of their home ice and advanced to the semifinals. Carey Price and Tim Thomas both played well, but it was Thomas who carried the upper hand, making 34 saves. With Boston leading 3-2 late in the third period, a Patrice Bergeron high sticking penalty put the Canadiens on the power play with a chance to tie the game. Canadiens forward P.K. Subban, one of the stars of the series, forced a slap shot past Thomas for the tie and forcing the game into overtime. But it was the Bruins' winger Nathan Horton fired a slapshot past Price that clinched the series for Boston. The Bruins will face the Philadelphia Flyers in the semifinals.

Boston wins the series, 4-3.

Games To Watch Tonight

Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks, 9:00 p.m. EDT on Versus -- The Western Conference Semifinals start with a game between the Predators and Canucks. This will be the Predators' first ever second round game in franchise history. Vancouver is happy to have escaped their series against the Chicago Blackhawks, but will face a very stingy defense and a goalie in Pekka Rinne who is playing at a peak level this year.