NHL roundup: Alexander Kerfoot’s OT aim caps Leafs’ comeback



Alexander Kerfoot scored 4:14 into extra time to offer the Toronto Maple Leafs an unlikely 5-4 comeback win in Recreation 4 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff collection with the host Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.

The Maple Leafs maintain a 3-1 lead within the collection and may clinch with a victory in Recreation 5 in Toronto on Thursday. The Leafs have not gained a postseason collection since 2004.

The Lightning led 2-0 after a dominant first interval and prolonged their result in 4-1 via two intervals. Nonetheless, Auston Matthews’ aim at 9:44 of the third interval sparked a significant comeback for the Maple Leafs, who scored thrice inside a 6:20 span to even the rating

Maple Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov stopped 27 of 31 photographs, most notably a Brandon Hagel penalty shot within the first interval. Alex Killorn had two objectives and Mikhail Sergachev had a aim and an help for the Lightning. Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman every had two assists.

Kraken 3, Avalanche 2 (OT)

Jordan Eberle scored a power-play aim three minutes into extra time as Seattle defeated visiting Colorado to even their first-round Western Convention playoff collection at two video games apiece.

Daniel Sprong had a aim and an help for Seattle, which additionally received a aim from Will Borgen. Goaltender Philipp Grubauer made 20 saves.

Mikko Rantanen scored twice for the defending Stanley Cup champion Avalanche and Alexandar Georgiev stopped 40 of 43 photographs.

Devils 3, Rangers 1

Jonas Siegenthaler notched an help on the primary aim earlier than later scoring what ended up being the game-winner for visiting New Jersey, which evened an Japanese Convention quarterfinal collection with a win over New York in Recreation 4.

The Devils gained each video games at Madison Sq. Backyard to wrest home-ice benefit again from the Rangers, who gained the primary two video games of the best-of-seven collection by an identical 5-1 scores. Recreation 5 is scheduled for Thursday evening in Newark, N.J.

Rookie goalie Akira Schmid made 22 saves in successful his second straight begin. Igor Shesterkin recorded 20 saves for the Rangers.

Golden Knights 4, Jets 2

Brett Howden scored two objectives and Laurent Brossoit made 24 saves to steer visiting Vegas to a victory over Winnipeg in Recreation 4 of a Western Convention first-round playoff collection.

William Karlsson and Ivan Barbashev additionally scored objectives for Vegas, which took a 3-1 lead within the best-of-seven collection. Chandler Stephenson and Shea Theodore every added a pair of assists for the Golden Knights, who can wrap up the collection with a victory in Recreation 5 on Thursday evening in Las Vegas.

Blake Wheeler had a aim and an help, Pierre-Luc Dubois additionally scored and Neal Pionk had two assists for Winnipeg, which fell to 7-17 all-time at house within the playoffs. Connor Hellebuyck completed with 26 saves to drop to 2-7 towards the Golden Knights within the postseason.

–Subject Degree Media