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TOR 2 FLA 1 A crucial road victory for the Leafs ensures a game five in Toronto as the Maple Leafs out-hit, out-blocked, won most faceoffs, and received timely scoring from Mr. Nylander and Mr. Marner.
The punching and mauling after the game highlights both teams heightened emotions with another elimination game this Friday night.
EDM 4 SC 1 The first period was filled with animosity, tripping, slashing, and roughing, but it did not compare to the seven misconducts handed out in the third period as Edmonton literally and figuratively fought their way through to an even series.
There were 10 power plays between both teams and the Oilers capitalized once in six attempts while the Knights blanked, the Knights Mr. Hill let one goal in short-handed and posted a poor .879 save percentage overall.
The belligerency and violence escalate during the NHL playoffs and for some, this can be exciting for others not so much, the Stanley Cup is so important that the ends justify the means, sadly.
Tonight the Hurricanes can eliminate the Devils in front of the home crowd and the Stars and Kraken are all even up for their game five.