Article

Stanley Cup playoffs three stars: Capitals survive against Leafs

14 April 2017 07:30

The Washington Capitals got the better of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL playoffs on Thursday.

The Presidents' Trophy winners secured a 3-2 overtime victory in the series opener thanks to a Tom Wilson goal.

The Nashville Predators took a 1-0 series lead against the Chicago Blackhawks, thanks to a 1-0 win.

Meanwhile, the Anaheim Ducks edged their opener against the Calgary Flames 3-2.

Three stars

Justin Williams, Capitals - Williams got the Caps on track with a pair of goals to tie things against the Maple Leafs. 

Tom Wilson, Capitals - Wilson's first playoff goal five minutes, 15 seconds into overtime lifted the Capitals to victory and avoided what could have been a morale-crushing defeat.

Pekka Rinne, Predators - Rinne had 29 saves as the Blackhawks were shut out in a home playoff game for the first time since 2012. Rinne faced a barrage of shots over the final two periods as Chicago outshot Nashville 23-9 over the latter two-thirds.

Highlight

Wilson's bullet from Frederik Andersen's left side beat the Leafs goalie glove side and was the first playoff goal of the 23-year-old's four-year career. 

Friday's game to watch

Game 2: Blues at Wild - The Blues needed goalie Jake Allen to win game one, but they cannot rely on Allen making 50 saves every night. The Wild outshout the Blues 52-26 on Wednesday and are sure to stay aggressive. The Blues defenders must step up and check the Wild forwards while the Blues have to find some offense to steal a second game in Minnesota.

Latest news

23 May 2017

 00:37
 00:31

22 May 2017

 23:57
 23:41
 23:33
 23:28
 23:07
 22:26
 21:55
 21:10
 20:53
 20:41
 20:37
 20:27
 20:17
 20:10
 19:58
 19:44
 19:34
 19:24
 18:58
 18:46
 18:43
 18:19
 18:06
 17:59
 17:50
 17:19
 16:45
 16:33
 16:33
 16:09
 15:33
 15:20
 15:13
 15:11
 15:10
 14:43
 14:30
 14:26
 13:42
 13:32
 13:17
 12:59
 12:55
 12:52
 12:48
 12:44
 12:15
 12:13
 11:55
 11:53
 11:08
 11:05
 10:57
 10:16
 10:00
 09:41
 09:19
 08:57
 08:48
 08:17
 07:37
 06:05
 06:05
 05:21
 04:39
 04:17
 03:42
 03:34