Nick Bonino scored 2:47 into overtime after getting one of Anaheim's two goals late in regulation, and the Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 in Game 6 on Sunday night to clinch the first-round series.

Bonino took a wrist shot from in front of the net after getting a pass from Andrew Cogliano, making sure the visiting Ducks didn't need a Game 7 to advance in the playoffs for only the second time since winning their lone Stanley Cup title seven years ago.

The Ducks scored twice in the final 2:10 of regulation to force overtime for the first time in the series.

Bonino skated around the from behind the net and got a puck over Kari Lehtonen's left shoulder to get the Ducks within 4-3.

Anaheim got the overtime-forcing goal with 24 seconds left after a wild scramble in front of the net with an extra skater and Lehtonen without his stick.

When the puck trickled free, Devante Smith-Pelly pushed into the open gap for his second goal of the game for a 4-4 tie.

Corey Perry had the primary assists on both third-period goals for the Ducks, who will have to wait to see if they play the Sharks or Los Angeles in the second round.

Blackhawks 5, Blues 1: Duncan Keith had a goal and three assists, and Chicago used a four-goal third period to finish off St. Louis with a victory in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series .


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Chicago won four in a row after a slow start in St. Louis. The defending Stanley Cup champions will play the winner of the Minnesota-Colorado series in the Western Conference semifinals. The Avalanche leads the Wild 3-2 heading into Game 6 in Minnesota on Monday night.

Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Andrew Shaw and Keith scored in the third period as the Blackhawks improved to 14-2 in home playoff games over the last two seasons. Corey Crawford made 35 saves, keeping Chicago in a tie game when St. Louis controlled the second period.

Rangers 4, Flyers 2: Henrik Lundqvist was the beneficiary of a three-goal lead that was trimmed to two when Philadelphia got its power play to work in the closing seconds of the middle period. But the host Rangers kept it together in the third, withstood a late surge, and pushed the Flyers to the brink of elimination.

New York leads the series 3-2 and can advance to the second round with a win Tuesday in Philadelphia. If necessary, a deciding seventh game would be back at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

The teams have alternated wins this series.