Blues Send Blackhawks Packing

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2002 Playoffs

Goalie Brent Johnson's long shutout streak came to an end, but it hardly mattered as the St. Louis Blues advanced to the second round of the NHL playoffs with a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5.

The Blues overcame a two-goal deficit with Jamal Mayers netting the winner in the third period.

"It's such a great feeling with these guys in this room," Johnson said. "They never say die and they play with so much heart and so much emotion."

Habs-Bruins Turning Ugly
The Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 to even the series after four games, but the real story was Bruins defenseman Kyle McLaren's vicious elbowing of Montreal's leading scorer Richard Zednik.

Zednik was motionless as he was treated on the ice for about five minutes then was removed on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital with a suspected concussion and facial injuries.

"If they try to go after our best players, if that's part of Ftorek's strategy, we have no choice -- we'll go after their's," Montreal coach Michel Therrien said, referring to Bruins coach Robbie Ftorek.

Kings Stay Alive
Craig Johnson scored 2:19 into overtime and Felix Potvin stopped all 26 shots as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 in Game 5 of the series.

Colorado now leads the series 3-2 as it shifts back to Los Angeles for Game 6 on Saturday.

Red Wings Win Third Straight
Sergei Fedorov scored two goals and added an assist as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 for a three games to two lead in the best-of-seven series after losing the first two games at home.

"We didn't feel that bad after the first two games," Fedorov said. "We knew what we could do and what we could control."

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