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Gaborik's second goal gives Kings OT victory

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Marian Gaborik scored with seven seconds left in regulation to force overtime, then scored 12:07 into the extra period to lift the Kings to a 3-2 win against the Ducks on Saturday in the opener of their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series.

Gaborik redirected Anze Kopitar's shot past Jonas Hiller for the winner.

The Ducks appeared poised for a win after 43-year-old Teemu Selanne beat Jonathan Quick between the pads for a go-ahead goal with 11:52 to play in regulation. But the Kings pulled Quick for a sixth attacker with 1:22 left. Mike Richards took a shot from along the left boards, and Gaborik wristed the rebound past Hiller.

Kings 1 0 1 1 3
Ducks 1 0 1 0 2
Kings 1 0 1 1 3
Ducks 1 0 1 0 2

First1, LA, Martinez 1 (Gaborik, Kopitar), 9:04 (pp). 2, Ana, Beleskey 2 (Getzlaf, Fowler), 11:41. PenaltiesSelanne, Ana (interference), 2:05; Bonino, Ana (hooking), 7:52; Williams, LA (slashing), 12:32; Voynov, LA (interference), 19:55.

SecondNone. PenaltiesSilfverberg, Ana (boarding), 7:07; Kopitar, LA (hooking), 11:29.

Third3, Ana, Selanne 1 (Maroon, Getzlaf), 8:08. 4, LA, Gaborik 4 (Richards, Kopitar), 19:53. PenaltiesPearson, LA (trip), 8:28; Beleskey, Ana (trip), 11:32.

OT5, LA, Gaborik 5 (Kopitar, Doughty), 12:07. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalLA 5-10-17-4—36. Ana 7-10-11-7—35. Power-play opportunitiesLA 1 of 4; Ana 0 of 4. GoaliesLA, Quick 5-3-0 (35 shots-33 saves). Ana, Hiller 1-1-0 (36-33). A17,393 (17,174).

Bruins pour it on

BOSTON — The Bruins rallied from two goals down to avoid another two-game deficit against the archrival Canadiens.

Reilly Smith scored the go-ahead goal with 3:32 left in the game and Boston scored four times in eight minutes to beat the Canadiens 5-3 and even the East semifinal series at one game apiece. "It was a fun last part of the third period," said defenseman Torey Krug, who set up Smith's goal.

The loss was the first for the Canadiens this season when leading after 40 minutes. They had been 39-0-3. It also was their first of the playoffs this year after also sweeping the Lightning.

"They poured it on a little, and they were a little lucky, I thought," said goalie Carey Price, who had 30 saves. "They were playing desperate at the end."

Meanwhile, Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban said it's unfair to blame the Bruins and their fans for racist comments directed at him on social media after Game 1 on Thursday. Subban, who is black, scored the winner in double overtime.

Bruins 1 0 4 5
Canadiens 0 2 1 3
Bruins 1 0 4 5
Canadiens 0 2 1 3

First1, Bos, Paille 1 (Soderberg, Meszaros), 13:02. PenaltiesBourque, Mon (cross-checking), 1:11; Krug, Bos (roughing), 1:11; Caron, Bos (hooking), 3:39; Weise, Mon (hooking), 6:18; Prust, Mon (holding), 7:18; Hamilton, Bos (interference), 16:29; P.Subban, Mon (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:39; Chara, Bos (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:39.

Second2, Mont, Weaver 1 (Plekanec, Gallagher), 1:09. 3, Mont, Vanek 2 (P.Subban, Pacioretty), 18:09 (pp). PenaltiesMiller, Bos (roughing), 4:01; Eller, Mon (hooking), 10:28; Eller, Mon (unsportsmanlike conduct), 16:09; Krug, Bos (roughing), 16:09; Meszaros, Bos (roughing), 16:23; Thornton, Bos (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:09.

Third4, Mont, Vanek 3 (P.Subban, Desharnais), 6:30 (pp). 5, Bos, Hamilton 2 (Marchand, Bergeron), 10:56. 6, Bos, Bergeron 2 (Marchand), 14:17. 7, Bos, Smith 3 (Krug, Chara), 16:28. 8, Bos, Lucic 4 (Krejci, Miller), 18:54 (en). PenaltiesHamilton, Bos (interference), 5:46. Shots on GoalMont 6-15-7—28. Bos 13-13-9—35. Power-play opportunitiesMont 2 of 6; Bos 0 of 3. GoaliesMont, Price 5-1-0 (34 shots-30 saves). Bos, Rask 5-2-0 (28-25).

Hawks look to go up 2-0: Patrick Kane's teammates were still in awe a day later of the first of his two third-period goals that lifted the host Blackhawks to a 5-2 win over the Wild in Game 1 of their West semifinal. With the scored tied at 2, Kane faked a drop pass, split two Wild players and put a backhand from an almost impossible angle over goalie Ilya Bryzgalov's left shoulder. "That … would be a highlight of probably any one of our careers," defenseman Brent Seabrook said.

Conference semifinals

East

Canadiens 1, Bruins 1

Game 1: Canadiens 4, Bruins 3 2OT

Saturday: Bruins 5, Canadiens 3

Tuesday: at Montreal, 7, NBCSN

Thursday: at Montreal, 7:30, NBCSN

May 10: at Boston, TBD

May 12: at Montreal, TBD*

May 14: at Boston, TBD*

Rangers 1, Penguins 0

Friday: Rangers 3, Penguins 2 OT

Tonight: at Pittsburgh, 7, NBCSN

Monday: at New York, 7:30, NBCSN

Wed.: at New York, 7:30, NBCSN

Friday: at Pittsburgh, TBD*

May 11: at New York, TBD*

May 13: at Pittsburgh, TBD*

West

Blackhawks 1, Wild 0

Friday: Blackhawks 5, Wild 2

Today: at Chicago, 3, Ch. 8

Tuesday: at Minnesota, 9, CNBC

Friday: at Minnesota, TBD, TBD

May 11: at Chicago, TBD*

May 13: at Minnesota, TBD*

May 15: at Chicago, TBD*

Kings 1, Ducks 0

Saturday: Kings 3, Ducks 2 OT

Monday: at Anaheim, 10, NBCSN

Thur.: at Los Angeles, 10, NBCSN

May 10: at Los Angeles, TBD

May 12: at Anaheim, TBD*

May 14: at Los Angeles, TBD*

May 16: at Anaheim, TBD*

* if necessary

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