Tyson Barrie scored the tiebreaking goal and assisted on two others, sending the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks Sunday night.
Roope Hintz scored twice and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Saturday in Game 2 to even the Western Conference semifinal series.
After enduring a grueling seven-game series in the first round, the San Jose Sharks predictably needed some time to find their legs again at the start of round two. One key penalty kill proved to be just the kick start they needed.
Charlie Coyle tied it in the final five minutes of regulation and scored again with 5:15 gone in overtime on Thursday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 Wednesday night.
The Sharks rallied behind their captain after a plea from Thornton, including a tiebreaker from Kevin Labanc, who assisted on the first three goals of the comeback win.
John Klingberg scored 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games.
Martin Jones may have saved his best performance for Game 6, coming up with big saves to keep the Sharks in the game with huge saves while under rapid fire.
Jaden Schwartz knew there would be a silver lining during his struggles in the regular season.
Mikko Rantanen notched his fourth straight multi-point game to help Colorado with beat Calgary 5-1 to win their first-round series.
Tomas Hertl got San Jose off to a fast start and the Sharks staved off elimination by beating the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 in Game 5.
Mikko Rantanen scored on a slap shot 10:23 into overtime after tying the game with a goal late in regulation as the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames.
Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-0 for a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference series.
Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist as the Carolina Hurricanes won their first home playoff game in a decade, routing the Washington Capitals 5-0 on Monday night.
Mark Stone had three goals and two assists, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the San Jose Sharks 6-3 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Brooks Orpik scored less than two minutes into overtime to give the defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.
Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists as the Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0 first-round series lead.
Mitch Marner scored twice, including one on a short-handed penalty shot, as the Toronto Maple Leafs downed the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Thursday to grab a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series.
Miro Heiskanen turned in a post-season debut to remember with the Dallas rookie defenceman writing himself into the NHL's record book.
Devante Smith-Pelly scored the biggest goal of his NHL career to help him and the Washington Capitals to their first-ever Stanley Cup Championship in a 4-3 victory in Thursday night's Game 5.