Campbell shines, the Maple Leafs defeated Lightning 5-2 in Game 3

TAMPA, FL – Jack Campbell made 32 saves – including three to defend his last game advantage – and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Friday night. .

In the last two minutes Ilya Mikheer scored two goals in the empty net, and Morgan Rielli, Colin Blackwell and David Kampf also scored a goal to help Toronto come out ahead 2-1 in the Eastern Conference match of the top seven.

Ross Colton and Ondrej Palat scored for Tampa Bay, and Andrei Vasilevsky had 31 saves.

Game 4 Sunday night in Tampa.

In the games “Lightning” 16-0 after losing in the playoffs over the past three postseasons, including a 5-3 victory in the second game of this series.

The two-time Stanley Cup champions failed to bolster the momentum of that victory, losing to Riel and Blackwell in the first 10 minutes before falling behind 3-0 when Toronto took advantage of a reversal from Kampf’s wrist blow in front of Vasilevsky.

Coltan’s goal in the power play at 11:03 of the second period gave Tampa Bay hope for a comeback, and the House’s 38th career playoff playoff goal reduced Toronto’s 3-2 lead just over 14 minutes before the end of the third.

However, Campbell never shuddered, enduring the last opportunity to play in Tampa Bay and making another big stop on the stretch to thwart Braden Point’s attempt to equalize.

Vasilevsky was pulled out on the extra striker with a score of 2:20. Miheer led the Maple Leafs 4-2 in the 18:20 period, and his second empty net came 5 seconds before the end.

Toronto, which has not won a playoff series since 2004, won the opening game of the series at home 5-0.

Bruins 4, Hurricanes 2

BOSTAN – Brad Marchand scored a goal and two assists to help the Boston Bruins come out on top against the Hurricanes of the season – and keep it to a 4-2 win over Carolina in Game 3 of their playoff series. of the first round.

Rookie Jeremy Swiman has stopped 25 shots in his first playoffs of his career after Linus Ulmark scored eight goals in the first two games, both wins for the Hurricanes. It came after a regular season in which Carolina won all three games, beating the Bruins 16-1 and never lagging behind.

Charlie Coyle scored a short goal and added a assist, and David Pastrnak scored a goal and a assist for Boston, hoping to get even the best of seven series when taking game 4 on Sunday. Taylor Hall added a header puck for the Bruins to make it 4-1 early in the third period.

Vincent Trocek and Jakob Slavin scored for Carolina, and backup goalkeeper Piotr Kochatkov made 24 saves in his first start of the playoffs in his career. He took office in the 2nd game after starting clash with Pasternak starting starter Anti Raant.

Trocek put the Hurricanes ahead 1-0, rebounding when he was beaten late. But Coyle equaled that on the hand with Jake DeBrusk with 2:44 left in the first.

Five minutes later, Marchand bounced off the puck along the board and headed for the gap where he picked up Patrice Bergeron’s rebound and went high over Kochetkov – Boston’s first lead over Carolina in 325 minutes 41 seconds this season.

At the end of the second meeting, the Hurricanes realized a penalty, and shortly after the 5-on-3 became an advantage in solitude, Pastrnak made the score 3-1 from the left circle.

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