April 12, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center Patrik Berglund (21) takes a shot as San Jose Sharks left wing Torrey Mitchell (17) defends during the second period in game one of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at Scottrade Center.
The Phoenix Coyotes celebrate a second-period goal in their 3-2 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series Thursday in Phoenix. Martin Hanzal scored the game-winner for the Coyotes.
Eye on the puck
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford watches as Coyotes center Antoine Vermette passes to right wing Shane Doan. Crawford stopped 31 of the 34 shots he faced in Game 1.
Coyotes goalie Mike Smith makes a save on a shot by the Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw. Smith made 43 saves in Game 1.
Coyotes captain Shane Doan takes Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews down during the second period of Game 1. Toews was making his return to the lineup after missing the final 22 games of the regular season for Chicago.
Coyotes defenseman Michal Rozsival moves Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews away from the goal during the first period.
Splitting the D
The Blues' Chris Stewart tries to get past the Sharks' Douglas Murray and Patrick Marleau during the second period of Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday in St. Louis. The Sharks beat the Blues 3-2 in double overtime.
Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak is sprayed by the Sharks' Torrey Mitchell and T.J. Galiardi while stopping a puck. Halak made 31 saves against 34 shots in the game.
Blues center Patrik Berglund takes a shot as Sharks left wing Torrey Mitchell defends. Berglund scored both goals for the Blues in the game.
Blues center David Backes is checked by Sharks left wing Patrick Marleau.
Blues left wing David Perron and Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray battle for the puck during the first period.
Capitals defenseman John Carlson upends Bruins left wing Brad Marchand during the third period of Game 1 of their first-round playoff series in Boston. The Bruins scored the game's lone goal in overtime to get the 1-0 win.
Capitals center Jay Beagle attempts to get a shot off against the defense of Bruins center Gregory Campbell.
Chase is on
Bruins center Chris Kelly steps over the stick of Capitals right wing Joel Ward during overtime while chasing the puck. Kelly scored the game-winner for the Bruins 1:18 into OT.
Out of reach?
Capitals defenseman John Carlson tries to check Bruins center Brad Marchand during the third period.
Bruins center Chris Kelly prepares to shoot on Capitals goalie Braden Holtby during the first period. Holtby stopped 29 of the 30 shots he faced in the game.
Safe and sound
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist covers up the puck as Senators buzz around during the third period of Game 1 the Eastern Conference quarterfinals in New York. The Rangers won the game 4-2.
Boyle buries one
Rangers center Brian Boyle celebrates after scoring a goal against Senators goalie Craig Anderson during the second period.
Drop the puck!
Rangers center Brad Richards and Senators center Kyle Turris face off during the second period.
Rangers center Brian Boyle gets in between Senators defenseman Filip Kuba and goalie Craig Anderson. Anderson stopped 27 of the 31 shots he faced.
Rangers center Derek Stepan celebrates a goal scored by right wing Ryan Callahan (not pictured) during the first period.