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NHL Playoffs: 2nd Round Update, 5/1

Western Conference

Nashville Predators 2, Vancouver Canucks 1 (2 OT) -- The Predators were seriously outplayed in Game One of this series, but only lost by a single goal. This time, they took advantage of yet another stellar goaltending effort from Pekka Rinne -- he stopped 32 of 33 shots -- and evened the series at one game apiece after the gamewinning goal from Matt Halischuk 15 minutes into the second overtime. The Predators were down for most of the game until Ryan Suter tied the game with one minute left in the third period. Roberto Luongo was fantastic in goal for Vancouver, but his 44 saves were not quite enough. The Predators now have two straight games in Nashville to take charge of this series against the heavily favored Canucks.

Series tied at 1-1.

Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins 7, Philadelphia Flyers 3 -- The Bruins made a statement in Game One, thoroughly dominating their rival Flyers with a blowout victory. David Krejci and Brad Marchand both scored two goals for the Bruins, and their offensive output was more than enough to chase Flyers goalie Brian Boucher midway through the second period. Tim Thomas made 31 saves for the Bruins, who had no trouble with the Flyers' defensive schemes. Though Philadelphia considers themselves a Cup contender, they still have serious questions in goal that have derided their championship hopes.

Boston leads the series, 1-0.

Games To Watch Today

Detroit Red Wings at San Jose Sharks, 3:00 p.m. EDT on NBC -- The Sharks were able to handle the Red Wings attack in Game One, taking a series lead in overtime. Though Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard played extremely well in the first game, he wasn't able to completely steal the game for his team. He'll get another chance to send the series back to Detroit tied, and with an opportunity to take control of the series on home ice.

San Jose leads the series, 1-0.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals, 7:00 p.m. EDT on Versus -- The Lightning outdueled the Capitals in Verizon Center, and stole a low scoring game in Washington. As the road team, they have a chance to take the first two games before heading back home to Tampa with the chance to completely control the series against the top seeded Capitals. The first game was a goalie duel; with these two high octane offenses, there won't be many more games of that nature. Expect plenty of scoring from here on out.

Tampa Bay leads the series, 1-0.