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Tarasenko scores twice in Blues' win

Vladimir Tarasenko ties the game late in the first period with a power-play goal and then gives St. Louis the game-winning goal in the third to tie the series with Nashville.

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Even though their power play misfired and goalie Jake Allen was less than stellar overall, the Blues escaped with a 3-2 win in Game 2. They failed to take advantage of the Predators' lack of discipline, going 1-for-5 on the power play, which can't happen again -- a wimpy power-play unit in the playoffs equals a quick exit. Plus, the Blues will need someone other than a resurgent Vladimir Tarasenko -- who was a beast -- and Colton Parayko to come up big. The Predators are just too deep.

Paul Grant, ESPN.com

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Sekera, Maroon score in Oilers' Game 2 win.

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Crosby scores twice in Penguins' Game 1 win.

Sidney Crosby scores two goals in less than a minute and Nick Bonino scores the go-ahead goal in Pittsburgh's Game 1 victory over Washington.

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Melrose hopes Caps-Penguins will go seven games.

Barry Melrose breaks down a Game 1 filled with big plays from both Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, while adding that he hopes to see more from each player for as long as the series lasts.

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Senators rally to win Game 1.

With the game tied late in the third period, Erik Karlsson scores the game-winning goal, as Ottawa beats the New York Rangers to begin their second-round series.

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