The Canadians won Game 7 in Toronto and will face Winnipeg in the second round.
Casey Cizkas won in overtime for the Islanders in Game 2, tying the series 1-1 towards Long Island.
Carolina and Tampa Bay face off in Game 2 in Raleigh tomorrow night with the Hurricanes looking to tie the game.
Game 7: Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 1
Once it becomes a 3-1 lead for the Maple Leafs, could this series really end any other way? Montreal won back-to-back overtime competitions, then worked their way to a victory in Game 7 and a date with the Winnipeg Jets at full speed. . Corey Perry scored what was ultimately the game winner at the end of the second period. The Leafs’ only goal came from William Nylander with 1:36 remaining. Brendan Gallagher scored the other goal to give Montreal the initial lead, and Tyler Toffoli froze it with an empty net total just before Nylander scored.
Game 2: Islanders 4, Bruins 3 OT
Casey Cizkas intercepted a bad pass deflection from Jeremy Lauzon left Charlie Coyle’s skate for an overtime breakaway as the Islanders won the game 2, 4-3. The Bruins came back to tie the game in the third period and force overtime, but a three-goal second period for the Islanders helped them be able to win in overtime. Now 1-1, the series heads to Long Island for the first time.
The three stars of Monday
1. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
Price gets the first star of the night and the first round. What a performance for the Canadiens goaltender to win Game 7 in Toronto, stopping 32 shots from the Maple Leafs in an unmissable performance.
Then he gets a goalie duel he deserves with Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets.
A seemingly eternal talking point for the Bruins at the trade deadline in recent years has been the Islanders’ business acquisition in Palmieri that burned the Bruins to the ground. He scored the Islanders’ initial tally in the second period, his fourth playoff goal, and added an assist on Josh Bailey’s forward goal for his first playoff assistant. He and Jean-Gabriel Pageau were the only Islanders players to have multipoint nights.
Marchand continued to score goals for the Bruins. He assisted Patrice Bergeron in the third period, then tied the power play himself to force overtime. In the end, it was an overtime loss for the Bruins, but Marchand scored timely goals throughout the playoffs. It wasn’t the first time he scored in the bottom of the third to give the Bruins a shot at winning.
* Corey Perry scored the game-winning goal for the Canadiens at the end of the second period, and Montreal held on.
* Kyle Palmieri led the Islanders in the second period of Game 2 with the Bruins.
Tuesday’s playoff schedule
Game 2: Lightning strikes at hurricanes, 7:30 p.m. ET (TB leads 1-0) – NBCSN (direct)
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