ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Zach Parise scored twice, including a short-handed, highlight-reel goal to get Minnesota going in the first period, and the Wild advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday in Game 6.
Justin Fontaine also scored, Nino Niederreiter added an empty-net goal and the Wild set up a rematch of their second-round loss last year to Chicago. The Blackhawks beat Nashville in six games to move on.
The Blues had their third straight first-round ouster.
Devan Dubnyk made 30 saves, giving him 66 over the last two games. The Blues lost their 10th straight postseason game when facing elimination.
CANADIENS 2, SENATORS 0
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Carey Price made 43 saves, Brendan Gallagher scored in the first period, and Montreal defeated Ottawa to advance to the second round of the NHL playoffs.
Max Pacioretty sealed the win with an empty-net goal with 1 second remaining.
Montreal won the best-of-seven series in six games, but lost two in a row after taking a 3-0 series lead - and Ottawa nearly sent it to a deciding seventh game.
Price rebounded after allowing five goals in Game 5 with a masterful effort as the Senators outshot the Canadiens 43-20.
Montreal, which reached the Eastern Conference finals last spring, is in the second round for a second consecutive year for the first time since 1992 and ‘93.
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