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NHL Playoffs 2011: 2nd Round Update, 4/30

Western Conference

San Jose Sharks 2, Detroit Red Wings 1 (OT) -- These playoffs continue to need more than three periods to decide their games. Detroit forward Pavel Datsyuk opened the scoring in the middle of the first period, but the Sharks' Joe Pavelski tied the game halfway through the third period and sent the game into overtime. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard stopped 44 of 46 shots to keep his team in the game, but Benn Ferriero scored the winning goal seven minutes into the extra session.

San Jose leads the series, 1-0.

Eastern Conference

Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Washington Capitals 2 -- These two division rivals played a very close game, as expected, with the Lightning gaining the upper hand on Steven Stamkos game winning goal with 32 seconds left in the second period. Both goaltenders played well, but veteran Dwayne Roloson was the better netminder in Game One of this series, and on foreign ice. The series stays in Washington, but Tampa Bay has the upper hand.

Tampa Bay leads the series, 1-0.

Games To Watch Tonight

Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers, 3:00 p.m. EDT, on NBC -- The Bruins and Flyers replay their historic series from 2010, where Philadelphia overcame a 3-0 deficit on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals. The rematch begins with veterans Tim Thomas and Brian Boucher in goal. The Flyers have the offensive advantage, but the Bruins have built a defensive corps able to shut down their attack. Both teams have been playing the past season with this rematch in mind, and now it can begin.

Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks, 9:00 p.m. EDT, on Versus -- After the Canucks won the first game in this series by a single goal, despite thoroughly outplaying a lackadaisical Predators, this series moves to Game Two. Predators goalie Pekka Rinne was outstanding in the first game and did everything he could to keep his Nashville team in the game. The two teams adjusted to each other in the third period, and that familiarity will likely continue in the second game of this very physical series.

Vancouver leads the series, 1-0.