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BC in the NHL Playoffs, May 18: Wings Rise, Kings Fall


Why yes, there was Boston College-related AHL action as well.

In Saturday’s first game, the Detroit Red Wings got revenge in a big way for their Game 1 defeat with a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Patrick Eaves’ team has now tied the series as it heads back to Detroit.

Eaves was mostly a non-factor for the Wings in Game 2, playing only about eight and a half minutes and amassing no points.

The late game on Saturday night went to overtime and was played into Sunday morning (Eastern time, anyway). In it, the San Jose Sharks climbed back into their series with a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Rob Scuderi had a tremendous game on defense for the defending champion Kings, blocking six shots and stealing the puck twice.

Meanwhile, in the AHL Playoffs, the Eagle-heavy Calder Cup series between the Penguins and Bruins resumed. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the Penguins’ AHL team, staved off elimination in Game 5 with a 4-0 win.

Tommy Cross’s contribution to the Providence Bruins was one minor penalty, but on the other side, Brian Dumoulin had a huge game. The former Eagle defenseman had three points, a goal and two assists, in helping lead his team to victory. Brian Gibbons assisted on the Dumoulin goal.

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