Rangers advance on Panarin’s additional time winner

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The primary spherical of the NHL playoffs is at all times nice however this season appeared to be higher than most as 5 sequence went to a Recreation 7 with two extra ending in six video games. Solely the Colorado-Nashville sequence was over shortly because the Avalanche beat the Predators in 4 straight.

Saturday noticed three shut matchups as Carolina prevailed over Boston by a 3-2 rely, the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning gained on the street by defeating Toronto 2-1 whereas Edmonton shut out the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 as Connor McDavid confirmed as soon as once more why he’s the perfect participant within the league.

Sunday had two extra Recreation 7’s with the Rangers internet hosting Pittsburgh at Madison Sq. Backyard and Dallas going into Calgary to play the Flames and attempt to stymie an all-Alberta second spherical matchup.

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NEW YORK RANGERS 4 PITTSBURGH 3 (Additional time) (New York Rangers win the best-of-seven sequence 4-3)

The one factor higher than a Recreation 7 within the NHL is a Recreation 7 that goes into additional time.

And that is precisely what occurred in New York because the Rangers fought again for the third straight sport and gained the best-of-seven sequence 4-3.

The hero of the sport was Artemi Panarin who scored the additional time winner at 4:46 on the facility play. His shot went by way of Kris Letang and goaltender Tristan Jarry and into the online, giving the Rangers their first sequence win since 2017 once they defeated the Montreal Canadiens within the opening spherical earlier than dropping to Ottawa within the second spherical.

The Rangers opened the scoring as Chris Kreider scored his fifth of the opening spherical as he ripped a slapshot from the faceoff circle, excessive over Jarry and off the crossbar and into the online. He was definately arrange by Mika Zibanejad who had an impressive sport with a objective and three factors.

Pittsburgh equaled issues up as Danton Heinen was credited for the objective as his shot barely made it over the objective line. Play went on for one more 25 seconds because the referee didn’t sign a objective, earlier than the horn went off because the NHL deemed it a great objective.

The second interval opened with Jake Guentzel scoring his league-leading eighth of the playoffs. He scored an exquisite objective, taking a Bryan Rust cross, kicking it as much as his stick and batting the puck previous Igor Shesterkin to present the Penguins a 2-1 lead.

The Rangers got here again once more as Ok’Andre Miller‘s shot from the highest of the circle caromed off Pittsburgh defenseman Mike Matheson and into the cage.

The Penguins then regained the lead with 2:36 left within the second as he scored shorthanded. Rodrigues stole the puck at his personal blueline, skated in alone and beat Shesterkin with a backhander. It was his third of the playoffs.

The one objective of the third was scored by Zibanejad as he snapped a shot over the shoulder of Jarry. The objective was controversial as Alexis Lafreniere took the helmet off Marcus Pettersson who needed to come off the ice in line with NHL guidelines if he didn’t put his helmet again on. He left the ice, giving the Rangers an odd-man benefit through which the puck finally ended up within the web.

Igor Shesterkin was sturdy within the Rangers web as he stopped 42 pictures for the win. He gained 4 of seven and had a 3.21 GAA and a .911 save proportion within the sequence.

Jarry performed in his first sport of the sequence as he returned Sunday from a lower-body damage that sidelined him a month. Jarry made 26 saves within the additional time loss.

Andrew Copp had two assists.

Panarin had six pictures on objective whereas Jacob Trouba had eight hits.

The Rangers will face the Carolina Hurricanes within the subsequent spherical whereas the Penguins will head to the golf course.

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CALGARY 3 DALLAS 2 (Additional time) (Calgary wins the perfect of seven sequence 4-3)

If one additional time sport is nice, then two are even higher.

Johnny Gaudreau scored the additional time winner on the 15:09 mark to present the Calgary Flames the sequence win over the Dallas Stars.

However the story of the sport was the play of Dallas goalkeeper Jake Oettinger. Oettinger stopped 64 pictures as he performed the perfect sport of anybody within the first spherical of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, giving the Flames every part they may deal with and extra.

The season began off on the fallacious foot for Oettinger who was the Stars high goalie final season as Dallas determined to signal Braden Holtby to play alongside one other veteran Anton Khudobin, placing Oettinger within the minors as he nonetheless had choices. The transfer possible value the Stars a better seeding within the West as Khudobin was mediocre at greatest and finally the Stars waived him. Oettinger finally took over the online and went 30-15-1 with a 2.53 GAA and a .914 save proportion, solidifying the Stars goaltending state of affairs for now and for the following few years to come back.

Oettinger ended the post-season with a 3-4 document to go together with a 1.81 GAA and a .954 save proportion.

Jamie Benn bought the Stars off to a fast 1-0 lead as he scored the fifth quickest Recreation 7 objective, scoring solely 40 seconds into the competition. It was the lone objective of the opening interval because the Flames dominated the Stars, outshooting them 17-8.

The Flames tied it up within the second as Tyler Toffoli lastly scored his first of the playoffs. Toffoli, who had 18 pictures on objective within the first six video games with no luck, however his deflection of an Oliver Kylington level shot, beat Oettinger on the 1:46 mark of the interval.

It did not take the Stars lengthy to regain the lead as Vladislav Namestnikovwho changed the injured Hintz on the highest line, scored his first of the opening spherical, simply 41 seconds after Toffoli’s objective as he beat Jacob Markstrom between his legs on a setup from Joe Pavelski.

Matthew Tkachuk scored his first of the sequence as he took a cross from Johnny Gaudreau on the circle and cleanly beat Oettinger excessive, quick facet.

The second interval was completely dominated by Calgary as they outshot Dallas 26-4 and had 81 shot makes an attempt within the first two intervals to Dallas’ 25.

The third interval was scoreless, as Dallas lastly outshot Calgary 11-8.

Within the additional time, it was Calgary all around the Stars as soon as once more as they fired 15 pictures at Oettinger to solely 5 for Dallas on Markstrom.

Markstrom ended the sequence with a 4-3 document. He had a 1.53 GAA and a .942 save proportion.

Noah Hanifin had 9 pictures on objective whereas fellow blueliner Eric Gudbranson had eight.

Joe Pavelski had six blocked pictures.

Michael Stone had seven hits.

Loope Hintz was a late scratch with an upper-body damage. He participated within the pre-game skate however was unable to go within the sport.

NIGHTLY LEADERS

objective

1 by many

assists

Mika Zibanejad – 2

Andrew Cop – 2

pictures on objective

Noah Hanifin – 9

Eric Gudbranson – eighth

Johnny Gaudreau – 7

Blake Coleman – 7

Matthew Tkachuk – 6

Artemi Panarin – 6

Evan Rodrigues – 6

hits

Jacob Troba – eighth

Michael Stone – 7

penalty minutes

Artemi Panarin – 4

Jacob Troba – 4

Bryan Rust – 4

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