NEW YORK — The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin’s overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist for a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Hagelin skated out from behind the net and put a wrist shot on the short side behind Marc-Andre Fleury, who was equally as brilliant as Lundqvist. Hagelin’s teammates stormed off the bench, while Fleury lay on the ice, despondent.

The Rangers, who got all four wins in the series by the same score, will play the winner of the Washington-New York Islanders series, which the Capitals lead 3-2.

Lundqvist made 37 saves in Game 5, including a nifty stop on Brandon Sutter in the extra session that was wide open, a bit sloppy, but very entertaining.

SENATORS 5, CANADIENS 1: Goalie Craig Anderson again came up big, stopping 45 shots as Ottawa avoided elimination with a victory at Montreal in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.

Montreal leads the best-of-seven series 3-2. Game 6 is Sunday night in Ottawa.

Bobby Ryan, Patrick Wiercioch, Erik Karlsson, Erik Condra and Mike Hoffman scored for Ottawa.

Tom Gilbert had the lone goal for Montreal, and Carey Price stopped 20 shots.

The Senators went 2 for 4 on the power play. The Canadiens were 0 for 3.


OILERS: Peter Chiarelli, let go as general manager of the Boston Bruins this month, was appointed president of hockey operations in a front-office shakeup in Edmonton.

In other moves, Craig MacTavish will move from general manager to a job yet to be determined.

PREDATORS: Defenseman Shea Weber’s lower-body injury will prevent him from playing in the remainder of the team’s quarterfinal series with the Chicago Blackhawks, who lead 3-2.

EXPANSION TALK: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told Associated Press sports editors that while the league isn’t yet committed to expanion, he thinks $500 million would be a reasonable fee.

That would be a significant increase from the $80 million price the last time the NHL expanded in the 1990s.