Saturday, April 15, 2017

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Senators (In OT), Maple Leafs (In 2OT) Level Their Respective Series; Preds, Ducks Take 2-0 Series Leads

The Stanley Cup Playoffs continued on Saturday with four games.


At Ottawa:

Dion Phaneuf, who assisted on two other goals, delivered the game-winning tally at 1:59 of overtime as the Ottawa Senators came back from behind to square their conference quarterfinal series with the Boston Bruins at a game apiece following their 4-3 home win in game two.

At Washington:

Kasperi Kapanen scored the game winner at 11:53 of the second overtime period as the Toronto Maple Leafs leveled their opening-round series with the Washington Capitals at one game apiece after their 4-3 road win in game two.


At Chicago:

Ryan Ellis, Harry Zolnierczyk, Colton Sissions, and Kevin Fiala each scored his first playoff goal while Pekka Rinne made 30 saves for his second successive playoff shutout as the Nashville Predators will head back to Music City after sweeping the first two games of their conference quarterfinal series on the road, including a 5-0 game-two demolition of the Chicago Blackhawks.

At Anaheim, California:

Ryan Retzlaf scored the game-winning power-play goal with 4:46 remaining in regulation as the Anaheim Ducks have now taken a two-games-to-none lead over the Calgary Flames in their first-round series following their 3-2 game-two home triumph.

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