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Chicago’s Kris Versteeg, center, handles the puck as St. Louis goalie Ryan Miller, right, and Maxim Lapierre, left, defend in the first period Friday.
NHL Playoffs

Blackhawks up 3-2 on Toews’ goal in OT

– Jonathan Toews scored on a breakaway at 7:36 of overtime Friday night, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues and a 3-2 series lead.

Marian Hossa and Ben Smith also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have won three in a row and can wrap up the first-round series at home Sunday. Four of the first five games in the series have gone to overtime.

T.J. Oshie and Alex Pietrangelo scored for the Blues.

Toews got behind the St. Louis defense on the winner and threw a couple of fakes at Ryan Miller before slipping the puck past the goalie.

Before Toews scored, the top offensive threats in the series had been neutralized in Game 5. Patrick Kane and Toews combined for one assist in regulation, and the Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko, who entered with an NHL-leading four goals in the playoffs, was held to two shots.

The first four goals came from players scoring for the first time in the series.

Pietrangelo entered averaging more than 31 minutes in the series, most on either team but has been a reluctant shooter with five shots in the first four games. His second career playoff goal came on a 2-on-1 break with Jaden Schwartz with the teams at 4-on-4 to tie it at 2 in the third.

FLYERS 2, RANGERS 1: In Philadelphia, Steve Mason stopped 37 shots in his first start of the series, and Matt Read and Jakub Voracek scored as Philadelphia evened the first-round series at 2 games apiece.

Ray Emery started the first three games for Mason, who was out with an upper-body injury. Mason played the final 7:15 in a 4-1 loss Tuesday night.

Mason was just getting warmed up. He played perhaps his best game of the season, shutting down a Rangers team that pressured him with shots all game. He was a wall in the final tense minutes when the Rangers pulled goalie Henrik Lundqvist for the extra attacker.

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