2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Game 7, Saturday: Oilers join Hurricanes, Lightning with wins to advance to Round 2

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Game 7, Saturday: Oilers join Hurricanes, Lightning with wins to advance to Round 2

The two most beautiful words in sports? Game 7. Luckily for hockey fans, Saturday was filled with plenty of excitement 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs There were three Game 7s in the first round on the same day.

Boston and Carolina opened the action on Saturday at PNC Arena, and as in the first six games of the series, the home side prevailed. The Hurricanes secured their place in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 3-2 win over the Bruins. Max Domi led Carolina with three points, including two goals in the second half. The Hurricanes have now won six straight Game 7s and will next face the winner of the Rangers-Penguins series, which concludes in another Game 7 on Sunday.

Lightning’s dream of a Stanley Cup Three peat is alive and well. Left winger Nicholas Paul scored twice for the Bolts in his first two seasons – not a bad way to record his first two postseason goals of his career. The third period was goalless, but still offered plenty of action. Toronto left the net empty with about two minutes left in the game, but their comeback attempt fell through. Brayden Point was without a minute in the last third due to a lower body injury. The Maple Leafs had 31 shots on target but struggled to score due to a solid performance from goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy. Their only goal was scored by Morgan Reilly at the 13:25 mark in the second period.

“La Bamba” blared from the speakers as Edmonton thumped a spectacular display from Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick, who was 4-0 earlier in Game 7. After a scoreless first half, the Oilers had 24 shots on target in the 20-minute second set. Cody Ceci scored her first goal – his first ever of the postseason – at 1:15 p.m. in the second period with an assist from Connor McDavid. McDavid went on to register his own unassisted goal during the final third at the 16:07 mark. The Kings attempted a comeback, but Mike Smith was also difficult to penetrate and didn’t allow many second chances. Edmonton ended the evening with a 41-29 goal scoring advantage.

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