Two Teams Terminated

Los Angeles and Tampa Bay are dismissed

TOR 2 – TB 1 OT, The Maple Leafs beat the Lightning in six games as Toronto won each game in Tampa Bay with overtime goals and have earned advancement to the second round to battle either Boston or Florida.

A great game for Awesome Matthews who literally pointed to where he required the puck before he spun and shot the puck past Mr. Vasilevskiy for the game’s first goal, his fifth of the series as well as blocking four shots.

EDM 5 – LAK 4, The Kings took 33 SOG just in the first two periods and scored three times, unfortunately, their goaltender could barely play at a .800 save percentage as he let in four goals on 19 SOG and Edmonton headed into the third period up by one.

In the third period, Los Angeles poured on 11 more SOG and even scored shorthanded to tie the game but with a few minutes remaining in the game Edmonton gets the game-winner, the series, and advancement to the second round.

NYR 5 – NJD 2, New Jersey won three consecutive games, one in OT, a shutout, and the other a 3-1 decision, New York in their three victories demonstrated offensive effectiveness by scoring five times in each win.

The Schmid streak has stopped as the Devils had to pull their new favorite goalie, so it will be interesting to see who will start in net for New Jersey this upcoming game seven.

Two more teams are advancing to the second round tonight as Boston and Colorado once heavily favored to advance are hosting game seven with the excitement beginning at 6:30pm EST with Panthers roaring at Bruins and then an Avalanche endeavoring to overtake a sea creature three hours later.

Author: Buffalo Winter


One thought on “Two Teams Terminated”

  1. Knowing how those two teams (Boston and Colorado) fared after the fact, I am still shaking my head. Nothing is ever guaranteed in the NHL Playoffs.

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