Over the ocean in the hundredth season in NHL history identified three participants of the second round of the playoffs for the Stanley Cup.
“St. Louis” in the dramatic game in overtime snatched victory over Minnesota and ended the series in five games. “Savages” in the final period was played with the account 1:3, but in the first overtime failed take-away goalkeeper Dubnicka led to an immediate penalty of Magnus, Paajarvi scored his first goal in the series, which automatically brought the “St. Louis” in the second round, where the Blues already waiting for the sensational “Nashville” dry beat “Chicago”.
Edmonton due to the shock cut in the opening stages of the second period in the sixth match ended the series with “San Jose”. “Oilers” efforts Drysuits and slepysheva led 2:0, but in the end endured the final assault. Who knows what would have been this series, if with the score 1:2 in the washer after a throw of the forward “San Jose” Pavelski not hit the crossbar and ended up in goal. Rival Edmonton in the semifinals of the conference will be “Anaheim”.
The Rangers on home ice proved their superiority over “Montreal”. The key match was the second period – double mats, Zuccarello allowed the hosts to turn the game, and all attempts of Canadians to go through the sticky defense of “Rangers” to nothing lead. In the second round, the Club from new York will play the winner of the “Ottawa” – “Boston” (3:2).
The results of the matches of the day:
Minnesota — St. Louis 3:4 (in the first overtime) (1:2, 0:0, 2:1, 0:1), the account in a series 1:4
New York Rangers — Montreal 3:1 (0:1, 2:0, 1:0), the score in the series 4:2
San Jose — Edmonton 1:3 (0:0, 0:2, 1:1), the account in a series 2:4
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