NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have forced a Game 6 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by rallying for a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Filip Chytil broke a 3-3 tie with a power-play goal 2:53 into the third period, pushing the series back to Pittsburgh on Friday. The Blueshirts trailed 2-0 late in the second period until Adam Fox, Alexis Lafreniere and Jacob Trouba scored during a 2:42 span.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe had two goals and three assists while the Florida Panthers turned a 3-0 deficit into a 5-3 win over the Washington Capitals. Verhaeghe’s first goal of the game opened the comeback, and his second put the Panthers ahead, 4-3 just over three minutes into the third period. He also set up goals by Patric Hornqvist, Sam Reinhart and Claude Giroux as the Panthers grabbed a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup first-round series.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames went up 3-2 in their Stanley Cup first-round series by scoring three times in the third period of a 3-1 downing of Dallas. Mikael Backlund tied the game 6:49 into the final period and set up Andrew Mangiapane’s game-winner less than four minutes later. Trevor Lewis added an empty-netter for Calgary, which can wrap up the series in Dallas on Friday.