By John Vogl
As the NHL playoffs near the midway point, the league is thrilled with the new postseason setup. There's more to come.
The Rangers forced a Game Seven with another victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday night. Martin St. Louis opened the scoring and Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves as New York avoided elimination with a 3-1 victory. The deciding game will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
Minnesota will need a Game Six victory Tuesday to keep its postseason alive. Chicago earned a 2-1 victory and 3-2 series lead Sunday night on Jonathan Toews' winning goal early in the third.
The Boston Bruins can advance to the Eastern Conference final tonight with a win in Montreal. The Bruins hold a 3-2 series lead. Anaheim and Los Angeles also play tonight, with the winner take a 3-2 lead in the series.