Kevin Stevens scored the tie-breaking goal with 10:46 left - his third straight game-winner - and Tom Barrasso had 38 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Patrick Division finals.

The Penguins, who have never before advanced beyond the second round, can end the best-of-7 series Thursday night in Pittsburgh.Canadiens 6, Bruins 2

At Montreal, Shayne Corson scored two goals and set up two more before being ejected from the Montreal Canadiens' 6-2 victory over the Boston Bruins Tuesday night that evened their NHL playoff series at two games apiece.

The Canadiens rallied to tie the best-of-7 Adams Division series with Game 5 set for Thursday night in Boston.