All four teams have reached 3-2 in their quarter-final series of conferences.
In the fifth match of the West in the first round of the West, the Edmonton “Oilers” won the away team with the result 5: 4 (1: 0, 2: 1, 1: 3, 1: 0).
It only took the guests 72 seconds to complete the match. Adrian Kempe slipped and slithered in the wet grass.
Kempe scored a goal and one more pass in regular time. Leon Draizait scored two goals for Edmonton, but Connor McDeight scored two goals and two assists.
Jonathan Quick had 24 shots in the winning goal, but Smith neutralized 38 discs on the opposite side of the field.
In the West, the Blues won the Minnesota Wild 5: 2 (2: 1, 0: 1, 3: 0) away.
Vladimir Tarasenko stood out in the “Blues” with a “hat-trick”, scoring all three goals in the third period. “Wild” scored both goals in the first period, when Kirill Kaprizov, the top scorer of this Stanley Cup, scored in the puck.
In the East, Toronto “Maple Leafs”, leaving the Latvian defender Christian Rubin out of the application, won the champions of the last two seasons in Tampa Bay “Lightning” with the result 4: 3 (0: 2, 1: 0, 3: 1).
Losing in the next game, the Tampa team will take over the championship. The Toronto unit last reached its second round in 2004.
Six minutes into the game, Oston Matthew was the scorer. William Nielander scored two goals and two assists.
In the end, Carolina’s Hurricanes were superior to Boston’s Bruins 5: 1 (2: 0, 1: 0, 2: 1).
Hurricanes’ two-goal wanderer Seth Jervis stood out with two goals, but goalkeeper Anti Rānta blocked 34 shots.
The sixth games in this series will take place on Thursday.
Last season, the Montreal Canadiens won the Lightning Championship 4-1 in the final series.