Biggest Takeaways from Saturday's NHL Playoff Action

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Biggest Takeaways from Saturday's NHL Playoff Action
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The Bruins move on after defeating the Rangers 3-1 in Game 5.

Two teams facing elimination handled their challenges in very different ways during Saturday night's NHL playoff action.

In the Eastern Conference semifinal, the confident Boston Bruins were able to parlay their 3-1 series lead into a trip to the next round with their 3-1 victory in Game 5 over the stumbling New York Rangers.

In Chicago, meanwhile, the Blackhawks were not about to roll over in a 3-1 series deficit of their own.

Their leaders stepped up, and their role players scored goals as they threw a dominating blanket over the upstart Detroit Red Wings with a 4-1 win to send the series back to Detroit for Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinal on Monday.

One series ends; the other extends. Here's a look at the top takeaways from Saturday's action.

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