Daniel Paille snapped a tie with 3:31 left in the third period, and the Boston Bruins put the New York Rangers on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night.
Brent Burns and Logan Couture scored and Antti Niemi made 22 saves to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over visiting Los Angeles on Tuesday night, tying their NHL Western Conference semifinal at two games apiece.
The Senators will bring a new level of confidence when they face off against the Penguins in Game 4 Wednesday (CBC, CBCSports, 7 p.m. ET), while the New York Rangers find themselves on the brink of playoff extinction.
Martin Frk had a hat trick and an assist and Darcy Ashley also scored twice and had an assist of his own Tuesday as the Halifax Mooseheads hammered the London Knights 9-2 in the final round-robin game for both teams at the MasterCard Memorial Cup.