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[Friday's FTB:] The 2015 NHL playoffs roll on

Canucks and Predators dodge elimination; while the Islanders move one step away

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There were two potential elimination games again last night, but unlike Wednesday, neither panned out. The Canucks and Predators both came through to keep their hopes alive. Here are the recaps of last night's games from around SB Nation:

Flames 1 : Canucks 2

Daniel Sedin scores game-winner, Canucks live to see another day
Recap from Nucks Misconduct

Jonas Hiller is the best, everyone else is... I don't want to say the worst
Recap from Matchsticks and Gasoline

Blackhawks 2 : Predators 5

Series heading back to Chicago after 5-2 loss
Recap from Second City Hockey

Nashville Predators 5, Chicago Blackhawks 2: Hurrah!
Recap from On The Forecheck

Look at this move by Kane

Islanders 1 : Capitals 5

Islanders Face Elimination after 5-1 Loss to Capitals in Game 5
Recap from Light House Hockey

Caps In Annihilation Mode, Overwhelm Isles, 5-1
Recap from Japers' Rink

Lightning 3 : Detroit 2

Stamkos still has no goals in this series. I guess his heart just isn't in Tampa. Fortunately Tyler Johnson's is. [I see what you did here Species. Mhm. - Acha]

Johnson keys late comeback to even series
Recap from Raw Charge.

Shoot — Red Wings don't, Lightning do in a 3-2 OT Tampa Bay win
Recap from Winging it in Mowtown

Solar Bears

They had a huge win last night, and our own Achariya was there to cover it. Brady Vail was awesome, and he rocked a bow tie. What more can you ask for?

Vail's shorty helps earn Solar Bears' series-tying victory - Pension Plan Puppets
Solar Bears' first-round series against the Florida Everblades ties at 2-2, with help from two goals by Marlies prospect Brady Vail, including one on the PK.

William Nylander and more news from around the league

Toronto Maple Leafs’ plan to give William Nylander space to grow in AHL paying off so far
It’s fun to see," Michael Nylander said. "I think they’ve done a good job here ever since he came … I think it was a good decision."

There are still tickets available for the Marlies first two playoff games this weekend at Ricoh.

Aaron Ekblad, Johnny Gaudreau, Mark Stone voted Calder Trophy finalists
Your Calder finalists via Puck Daddy. Who should win? I have a poll below.

Connor McDavid can (and will) Save the Edmonton Oilers - The Copper & Blue
Unlike the past first round picks that were to save the Oilers, this time it's for real!

Jacob de la Rose is struggling, and that shouldn't be surprising
The amount of stress being placed on the Canadiens' third line is simply too much to ask of a 19-year-old rookie.

DP5, RG71, MW12 Tribute Jersey | The Little Thing5
This is a great read.

Evaluating the Kings' two most misunderstood defensemen
How do Robyn Regehr and Jake Muzzin affect the Kings' play based on where they start? This is some interesting stats work.

Ill ex-coach Al Arbour remains Islanders’ franchise pillar
Almost 2,000 kilometres from where his honourary banner dangles majestically from the Nassau Coliseum rafters, Al Arbour is a prisoner in his own body at a hospice in Sarasota, Fla., a victim of the dastardly duo of Parkinson’s and dementia.