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NHL playoffs 2013: Blackhawks advance past Wild, Senators eliminate Canadiens, Pens crush Isles

The Ottawa Senators scored an upset series victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night, the Chicago Blackhawks eased their way past the Minnesota Wild, and the Penguins crushed the Islanders to take the series lead.

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What's next for Wild?

The Blackhawks have moved on in the playoffs for the first time since winning the Cup in 2010, but the left-in-the-dust Wild have plenty of questions to answer

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GIF recap: That's not how you play goalie

Thursday night featured 3 games, 3 lousy goalie performances, and 2 teams eliminated from the playoffs.

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Blackhawks eliminate Wild, advance to 2nd round

The NHL's top team in the regular season delivered on expectations, clinching its first-round series quickly.

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Hawks open big lead, close to advancing

Minnesota is putting up a fight, but the Hawks offensive stars are too much to handle.

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Hossa scores first as Blackhawks lead Wild 1-0

With the Wild facing elimination, the Blackhawks strike first.

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Who will Sens face in Round 2?

The Senators are moving on, but its not yet clear who they'll face in the second round.

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Senators eliminate Canadiens and advance

In an upset victory, the Senators have knocked the Canadiens out in 5 games.

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Recap: Vokoun gets shutout, Nabokov gets pulled

The Penguins got just what they needed from their goaltending change, pushing the Islanders to the brink of elimination.

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Goalie pull: Evgeni Nabokov is sad

Remember, there are two struggling goalies in this series.

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Senators up by 2 after a controversial goal

A shorthanded goal for the Senators was the only tally of the middle period.

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Penguins surge ahead of Islanders

Tyler Kennedy, Douglas Murray and Sidney Crosby scored in short order.

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Budaj looks rusty as Sens score 2 in first

The Canadiens are going to need Peter Budaj to get better in a hurry if they want to avoid elimination.

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Vokoun stops 14 as Isles, Pens, scoreless in 1st

Vokoun had 14 first-period saves, which was very un-Fleury of him.

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End of the road for Minnesota?

The Blackhawks look to finish off the No. 8 seed in Game 5.

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Sens look to finish off Price-less Habs

With Carey Price and Brian Gionta not returning, the Senators look to close out the Habs.

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Vokoun hopes to be Pens' hero

Tomas Vokoun steps in to try and stop the Penguins' slide before it's too late.

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Thursday's full playoff schedule

The Chicago Blackhawks and Ottawa Senators are one win away from advancing to the semifinal round of the playoffs. The Pittsburgh Penguins attempt to fight off the agressive attack of the New York Islanders.

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