Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.
Dallas captain Jamie Benn skated out of the penalty box to score late in the first period, and 19-year-old rookie Valeri Nichushkin added a goal for the Stars in Game 3 of the best-of-seven series. The top-seeded Ducks won each of the first two games at home, both one-goal results.
Game 4 is Wednesday night.
Blackhawks 2, Blues 0: Corey Crawford made 34 saves in his third career postseason shutout, and host Chicago got back into its playoff series with St. Louis.
Jonathan Toews scored in the first period and Marcus Kruger added an empty-netter as Chicago bounced back after a pair of overtime losses in St. Louis.
Wild 1, Avalanche 0: Mikael Granlund's diving goal 5:08 into overtime gave Minnesota a win over Colorado in Game 3 to pull within 2-1. Semyon Varlamov stopped 45 of 46 shots, a franchise playoff record for shots on goal by the Wild.
Penguins 4, Blue Jackets 3: Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to revive Pittsburgh in a victory over host Columbus.Pittsburgh took a 2-1 lead in the series thanks to the goals on three consecutive shots.