Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly briefly hurt the Lightning’s leading objective scorer with a third-period check.
Then he harmed Tampa Bay in a various method by scoring at 19:15 of overtime. His seeing-eye objective provided the Maple Leafs a 4-3 success on Saturday night and a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven first-round series.
Rielly had actually stimulated a line brawl in the 3rd duration when he pushed Lightning 51-goal scorer Brayden Point into the boards at the 5:04 mark. Point struck his shoulder and was in discomfort as he skated off the ice. He would return later on in the 3rd duration.
Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov combated Toronto’s Ryan O’Reilly and the Lightning’s Steven Stamkos and Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews likewise combated. Tampa Bay’s Darren Raddysh was required roughing Toronto’s Mitch Marner.
Rielly was initially required a five-minute boarding significant, however on evaluation, the league figured out that there was no charge for the push. That left Rielly in the video game and able to return when he served 2 minutes for roughing Kucherov.
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” It was a no-call,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper stated. “We need to cope with it.”
O’Reilly required overtime by scoring with a minute left in the 3rd duration. He likewise had a help on Rielly’s game-winner.
The Maple Leafs have actually won 2 in a row given that losing 7-3 in the opener to the Lightning, who have actually been to the Stanley Cup Final the previous 3 seasons.
” It’s a gutty group,” Cooper stated of the Lightning, “and I ‘d never ever wager versus a gutty group that remains in there.”
Jets comfort defenseman after OT turnover
The Golden Knights won 5-4 in the 2nd overtime when Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dylan Samberg’s pass went off Vegas’ Ivan Barbashev to Michael Amadio, who scored previous Connor Hellebuyck.
Samberg looked troubled however gamers increased to comfort him.
” I spoke with him right after,” Jets coach Rick Bowness stated. ” I stated, ‘Dylan, we’re just here since of you.’ He assisted us get to double overtime. … He’s a huge part of why we’re here and we’ll keep playing him.”
The Jets will lack All-Star defenseman Josh Morrissey (lower body) for the remainder of the series after he was hurt in the very first duration. Winnipeg had fun with 5 defensemen for the remainder of the video game.
Goalie modification settles in Devils win vs. Rangers
The New Jersey Devils changed to novice Akira Schmid in net after 2 losses by Vitek Vanecek.
Schmid made 35 conserves to beat the New york city Rangers 2-1. Dougie Hamilton scored in overtime for the Devils, who route the series 2-1.
Avalanche beat Kraken to take series lead
In the only Saturday video game that was settled in guideline, Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen each scored two times for a 6-4 win.
The Avalanche take a 2-1 lead in the series.