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Friday's NHL playoff summaries

Capitals 3 at Penguins 5

First Period

1. Washington, Backstrom 2 (Semin) 0:36

2. Pittsburgh, Gonchar 2, 3:55 (pp)

3. Pittsburgh, Guerin 3 (Crosby, Kunitz) 10:47

4. Pittsburgh, Fedotenko 3 (Staal, Scuderi) 15:25

Penalties - Clark Wash (cross-checking) 1:58, Orpik Pgh (holding stick) 13:45, Ovechkin Wash (tripping) 14:55, Malkin Pgh (elbowing) 19:37.

Second Period

5. Washington, Clark 1 (Green, Ovechkin) 15:08

Penalties - Fedorov Wash (holding) 1:53, Backstrom Wash (interference) 6:49, Dupuis Pgh (slashing) 9:48, Fleischmann Wash (cross-checking) 11:51, Scuderi Pgh (cross-checking) 18:33.

Third Period

6. Pittsburgh, Crosby 9 (Satan, Guerin) 4:16

7. Washington, Jurcina 2 (B.Gordon, Bradley) 6:23 (sh)

8. Pittsburgh, Talbot 2 (Fedotenko) 14:46

Penalty - Erskine Wash (tripping) 4:30.

Shots on goal by

Washington 10 5 7-22

Pittsburgh 13 4 11-28

Goal - Washington: Varlamov (L,6-4-0); Pittsburgh: Fleury (W,6-4-0).

Power plays (goals-chances) - Washington: 0-4; Pittsburgh: 1-6.

Referees - Brad Watson, Tim Peel. Linesmen - Shane Heyer, Brian Murphy.

Attendance - 17,132 (16,940).

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Bruins 1 at Hurricanes 4

First Period

1. Carolina, Staal 8 (Cole, Whitney) 4:54 (pp)

Penalties - Samsonov Car (hooking) 1:43, Krejci Bos (roughing) 3:17, Savard Bos, Lucic Bos, Cole Car, Seidenberg Car (roughing) 16:59.

Second Period

2. Boston, Savard 5 (Recchi, Ryder) 2:37 (pp)

Penalties - Ruutu Car (holding) 2:09, Kobasew Bos (holding) 14:10.

Third Period

3. Carolina, Jokinen 6 (Brind'Amour, Babchuk) 2:52 (pp)

4. Carolina, Samsonov 2 (Jokinen, Ruutu) 14:31

5. Carolina, Staal 9 (Corvo, Jokinen) 15:41

Penalties - Chara Bos (hooking) 1:07, Montador Bos (hooking) 6:08, Kobasew Bos (holding), Cole Car (roughing) 14:59, Babchuk Car (hooking) 19:19, Kobasew Bos (roughing, interference), Brind'Amour Car (roughing) 19:56.

Shots on goal by

Boston 4 10 7-21

Carolina 12 6 13-31

Goal - Boston: Thomas (L,5-3-0); Carolina: C.Ward (W,7-4-0).

Power plays (goals-chances) - Boston: 1-3; Carolina: 2-4.

Referees - Kevin Pollock, Dave Jackson. Linesmen - Jean Morin, Thor Nelson.

Attendance - 18,878 (18,680).

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