Rangers rout Canadiens, 7-2
St. Louis, who will attend his mother's funeral with his teammates on Sunday, scored the opening goal of the Eastern Conference finals to pace New York's suddenly high-powered offense in a 7-2 rout of the Canadiens on Saturday in Montreal.
New York got goals from six other players, and Henrik Lundqvist quieted talk of a Montreal jinx in a 20-save effort. It was his first victory at the Bell Centre in more than two years.
The Rangers have wrested home-ice advantage away from the Canadiens, heading into Game 2 of the series Monday night.
Western ConferenceThe Los Angeles Kings had very little time to celebrate their Game 7 victory at Anaheim. Not with a rested Chicago Blackhawks team looming in the Western Conference finals.
The Kings and Blackhawks will play Game 1 of their NHL playoff series Sunday afternoon at the United Center. The Kings beat the Ducks, 6-2, on Friday night to reach the Western Conference finals for the third consecutive season. - Associated Press