Forward Filip Chytil contributed an assist to the New York Rangers’ 5:2 victory over New Jersey in the 1st round of the NHL playoffs. His team succeeded after three straight defeats and won the seventh game. Toronto advanced to the second round for the first time since 2004. The Maple Leafs defeated Tampa Bay 2-1 in overtime in Game 6 to take a 4-2 series lead. After a 5-4 win on the ice of Los Angeles, Edmonton also celebrates promotion.
He got on the scoresheet in the 53rd minute when he got involved in the action before Braden Schneider’s goal. The 21-year-old back made it 5-1 with his first hit in the playoffs and kicked Akira Schmid out of the goal. The Swiss goalkeeper was replaced by Vítek Vaněček, who made a save for the first time since the end of the second game.
After 19 long years, the Toronto hockey players got through the first round. The Maple Leafs advance was decided by captain John Tavares in the fifth minute of overtime. The Canadian forward went around the goal and beat Andrej Vasilevsky from the turn. His shot was deflected past the Russian goalkeeper by Lightning defender Darren Raddysh.
Edmonton also celebrated the promotion, Kailer Yamamoto scored the winning goal of the Oilers in Los Angeles at 56:57. Klim Kostin shone with two goals and an assist. Connor McDavid finished the game with one goal and one assist to improve to 10 points in the playoffs. The Oilers’ most productive player, Leon Draisaitl, has one more point.
1. kolo play off NHL:
Eastern Conference – 6th Matches:
Tampa Bay – Toronto 1:2 in overtime. (final series 2:4), NY Rangers – New Jersey 5:2 (series 3:3).
Western Conference – Game 6:
Los Angeles – Edmonton 4:5. (Final state of the series 2:4).
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