The race to see who will be crowned Stanley Cup champions is getting to the business end of the season. We are now down to just eight sides left, with Carolina, Tampa Bay, Winnipeg, Montreal, Colorado, Vegas, Boston and New York Islanders all after glory.
Bruins turn series arond with spectacular comeback
Patrice Bergeron scored twice as Boston beat Washington Capitals 3-1 to win the series 4-1. Tukka Rask made 40 saves with David Pastrnak getting 1+1. Bruins turned the series around after losing the first game before hitting back by reeling off four in a row.
Colorado Avalanche swept St Louis Blues 4-0 after defeating the Blues 5-2 in game four. Philipp Grubauer made 18 saves for the Avs who outscored St Louis 20-7 in the four games.
Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice as the Blues were eliminated for a second straight season after winning the Stanley Cup in 2019.
Jets sweepseries 4-0
Kyle Conor scored at 6.52 of the third period of ot for a 4-3 Winnipeg Jets win to sweep the series 4-0 against the Edmonton Oilers. Mark Scheifele bagged a brace for the Jets.
New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 in game six to win the series 4-2. Islanders were seeded number four against the Penguins who were seeded one.
The defending Stanley Cup champions the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 4-0 to win the series 4-2.
Hurricanes march on
Sebastian Aho scored his second goal of the game with the ot winner for Carolina Hurricanes against Nashville Predators, to win the game 4-3 on the night and take the series 4-3.
Montreal Canadiens eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 3-1 victory in game seven to take the series 4-3. Carey Price pulled off 30 saves or the Canadiens who trailed the Leafs 3-1 before winning three straight games to clinch the series.
In round two of the play-offs, Carolina will face the reigning Stanley Cup champions the Tampa Bay Lightning. Winnipeg Jets will entertain the Montreal Canadiens with the Colorado Avalanche up against Vegas Golden Knights and Boston facing the New York Islanders.