NHL News and Notes from Thursday, May 12th, 2022
- Carolina Hurricanes v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET – Game 6
- In Beantown, Carolina looks to advance to the next round while Boston looks to stay alive for a Game 7. In the second period, Brad Marchand score his fourth of the postseason to give the Bruins the 1-0 lead and then Charlie Coyle scors his second of the playoffs to give Boston the 2-0 lead. We move to the third period when Andrei Svechnikov nets his second of the playoffs to bring the Canes within a goal but Erik Haula, Derek Forbort, and Curtis Lazar all score their first goals of the postseason to give the B’s the four goal lead. Andrei Svechnikov then scores to bring Carolina within three but it is not enough as the Bruins down the Hurricanes 5-2 to extend the series to a Game 7.
- Toronto Maple Leafs v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 730p ET – Game 6
- In Tampa, the Maple Leafs look to finally beat their demons and win their first playoff series in 18 years while the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning look to extend their season one more night. In the first, Tampa Bay takes the 1-0 lead when Ondrej Palat nets his third of the postseason. In the second, the Lightning take the 2-0 lead when Anthony Cirelli nets his first of the postseason. Then, Toronto gets a trio of goals when Auston Matthews nets his fourth of the playoffs, and John Tavares strikes with a pair of goals to give Toronto the 3-2 lead. In the third, Nikita Kucherov strikes for his second of the postseason to tie the game for the Bolts. In overtime, Brayden Point scores the game winner, his second goal of the postseason, to give the Lightning the 4-3 win and move the series to a Game 7.
- Dickson’s TXHT Game Recap – Point Nets OT Winner for Bolts, Series Tied 3-
- Minnesota Wild v. St. Louis Blues – 930p ET – Game 6
- In the Lou, the Wild also look to extend their season for one more game while the Blues look to get the series win. In the first, Nick Leddy scores his first playoff goal of the year to give the Blues the 1-0 lead. In the second, St. Louis gets a trio of goals when Ryan O’Reilly nets his fifth, a power play goal, Tyler Bozak, his first, and Vladimir Tarasenko, with his fifth on the power play, to give the Blues the 4-0 lead. In the third, Minnesota gets on the board when Matt Dumba nets his first, but Colton Parayko scores the empty net goal, his first goal of the playoffs, to give the Blues the 5-1 win, and advance to the second round of the postseason.
- Edmonton Oilers v. Los Angeles Kings – 10p ET – Game 6
- In the City of Angels, the Kings look to move to the next round while the Oilers look to move the series back home for the decisive Game 7. In the first, the Oilers take the 1-0 lead when Connor McDavid strikes with his third of the postseason. In the second, Evander Kane scores his sixth to make it a 2-0 Edmonton lead but then Sean Durzi scores his first postseason goal on the year to bring Los Angeles within a goal. In the third, the Kings tie it up when Carl Grundstrom score shis third but then Tyson Barrie strikes with his first to give the Oilers the lead once again. Evander Kane scores his second goal of the night, an empty net goal, to give the Oilers the 4-2 win over the Kings and extend this series to the Game 7 elimination game.
- NYR v. PIT – 7p ET – Game 6
- FLA v. WAS – 730p ET – Game 6
- CAL v. DAL – 930p ET – Game 6
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