Paul helps Lightning beat Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game 7

Sat, May 14, 2022
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Paul helps Lightning beat Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game 7

TORONTO (AP) - Nick Paul scored twice, including an incredible individual effort on the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game 7 on Saturday night to win their first-round playoff series.

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 30 shots for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions. The Lightning will next face the Presidents' Trophy-winning Florida Panthers in the second round.

Morgan Rielly scored for Toronto, which hasn't reached the second round since 2004 and is now 0-9 in elimination games over the last five postseasons after also losing 4-3 in Game 6 at Tampa, Florida, two nights earlier. Jack Campbell had 23 saves.

The Maple Leafs were once again unable to push through and finally flip a long, ugly narrative of playoff failures for a franchise that has now lost its last seven series, including six straight dating back to 2017.

HURRICANES 3, BRUINS 2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Max Domi scored twice in the second period while Antti Raanta had 27 saves to help Carolina win the deciding Game 7 of the first-round playoff series.

Teuvo Teravainen also scored for the Hurricanes, who finally put away a Bruins team that had ousted them from the playoffs in two of the past three postseasons. That ended a series in which neither team could manage a road win, with the Hurricanes eventually getting the final word backed by yet another rowdy and loud home crowd.

  • Carolina advanced to the second round to face the winner of Sunday's Game 7 between the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    Jake DeBrusk scored a second-period goal for the Bruins, while David Pastrnak had one with 21.7 seconds left with Boston having pulled Jeremy Swayman for the extra attacker. Swayman finished with 28 saves.

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