NHL playoff schedule: Three teams attempt to advance Friday night

Harry How

With two teams advancing to the semifinal round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs on Thursday night, three more teams have a chance to punch their ticket on Friday night.

There have been a few instances where the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs have featured lopsided competition. Thursday night was one of those times.

The Pittsburgh Penguins kicked off the night's slate of games with a 4-0 victory over the New York Islanders in Game 5. Pittsburgh received solid goaltending from Tomas Vokoun, which has propelled the team to a 3-2 series lead heading back to New York.

The Ottawa Senators compiled the largest margin of victory for Thursday, as the team eliminated the Montreal Canadiens from the playoffs with a 6-1 win. With the injury-depleted Canadiens backed by goaltender Peter Budaj, the Senators registered four unanswered goals to become the second team to advance to Round 2.

The Chicago Blackhawks became the third team to advance to the semifinal round after completing a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.

On Friday night, three more teams have a chance to advance.

Here's a complete look at the night's slate of games:

Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins | 7 p.m. ET
Series: Boston leads, 3-1
TV schedule: CBC, RDS, NHLN-US, NESN
Team blogs: Pension Plan Puppets, Stanley Cup of Chowder

New York Rangers at Washington Capitals | 7:30 p.m. ET
Series: Tied, 2-2
TV schedule: TSN, RDS2, NBCSN, MSG, CSN-DC
Team blogs: Blueshirt Banter, Japers' Rink

Anaheim Ducks at Detroit Red Wings | 8 p.m. ET
Series: Anaheim leads, 3-2
TV schedule: TSN2, CNBC, RDSI, KDOC, FS-D
Team blogs: Anaheim Calling, Winging it in Motown

St. Louis Blues at Los Angeles Kings | 10 p.m. ET
Series: Los Angeles leads, 3-2
TV schedule: CBC, RDS, NBCSN, FS-MW, PRIME
Team blogs: St. Louis Game Time, Jewels from the Crown

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