NHL News and Notes from Saturday, April 29th, 2023
- Toronto Maple Leafs v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET – Game 6
- In Tampa Bay the Lightning would look to repeat the same script from last year against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and after a scoreless first period Auston Matthews would score to give the Leafs the 1-0 lead. In the third period Steven Stamkos would strike for the Bolts to tie the game at one to force overtime. Then in the extra frame John Tavares would score 4:36 in to give the Maple Leafs the 2-1 victory over the Lightning and to exorcise the demons and take the series 4-2 to advance to the second round for the first time since 2004.
- New Jersey Devils v. New York Rangers – 8p ET – Game 6
- At Madison Square Garden the New York Rangers would look to force a Game 7 against the New Jersey Devils, and in the first period Curtis Lazar would score to give the Devils the 1-0 lead, but a late powerplay goal from Chris Kreider would tie the game at one for the Rangers. In the second period Mika Zibanejad and Vladimir Tarasenko would score for the Rangers to take the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Dawson Mercer would score for the Devils, but goals from Barclay Goodrow and Braden Schneider would give the Rangers the 5-2 victory over the Devils to tie the series at three and force Game 7 for Monday night.
- Scott’s TXHT Recap – Rangers Win, Game 7 Here We Come
- Edmonton Oilers v. Los Angeles Kings – 10p ET – Game 6
- In Hollywood the Edmonton Oilers would look for the storybook ending against the Los Angeles Kings, and in the first period Sean Durzi would score for the Kings, but goals from Connor McDavid and Klim Kostin would give the Oilers the 2-1 lead. In the second period it would be a wild one as Leon Draisaitl would open the scoring to grow the Oilers lead to two, but a pair of powerplay goals from Adrian Kempe and Kevin Fiala would tie the game at three for the Kings. However, the Oilers would respond as Kostin would net his second of the game to retake the lead for the Oilers. Then in the third period Phillip Danault would strike shorthanded to tie the game at four for the Kings, but Kailer Yamamoto would score to give the Oilers the 5-4 victory over the Kings to win the series 4-2 to advance to the second round to face the Vegas Golden Knights.
- FLA v. BOS – 630p ET – Game 7
- SEA v. COL – 930p ET – Game 7
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