NHL: Minnesota Wild set up Chicago Blackhawks showdown
Last Updated: 01/05/14 11:41am
Nino Niederreiter is congratulatd by Kyle Brodziak after his winning strike
Nino Niederreiter scored his second goal of the game five minutes and two seconds into overtime to put the Minnesota Wild into the next round of the play-offs.
Niederreiter's strike earned his side a 5-4 overtime win over Colorado, giving them a first play-off series win since 2003. Next for them are the Chicago Blackhawks.
The New York Rangers also secured qualification as they beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1.
They relied heavily on goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist who made 10 saves in the final period and 26 in total as his side went through 4-3 to book a meeting with Pittsburgh.
Los Angeles Kings got their job done a little easier as they won 5-1 against San Jose to take a 4-3 series win.
The scoreline belied their struggle in the series overall, though, for they recovered from 3-0 down to take the best-of-seven competition, becoming the fourth team in the history of the NHL to do so.