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Bruins Grabbed Crucial Road Win And Improved To 3-1

Although the Bruins lost game two of their series against the Maple Leafs at TD Garden, they managed to beat Toronto in consecutive games at Air Canada Centre and the team from Boston is just one win away of making it to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The last victory for the Bruins came on May 8 by 4-3 in what it was a much disputed match that had to be decided in overtime. David Krejci, who scored the second and third regulation-time goals for Boston was the player that also scored the goal of the victory during OT.

The match was quite favorable for the Maple Leafs during the first period as Joffrey Lupul and Cody Franson put up the score 2-0, though the visitors scored 3 consecutive goals during the second and it was Clarke MacArthur’s late-period goal that allowed the locals to keep the hope alive.

None of the teams was able to score during the third and the game went to overtime, where Krejci decided the fortune of the match. Now the Bruins have the chance of winning the series with a victory at TD Garden on May 10.

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Rangers Beat Capitals, Series Is Tied 2-2

Both the Rangers and the Capitals have been playing quite well during their current series and proof of that are their current results as both teams are tied with 2 home victories for each. On May 8 New York won their second game in a row against Washington at Madison Square Garden by 4-3 with goals by Brad Richards, Carl Hagelin, Dan Girardi and Derek Stepan.

The Rangers started the game with the lead thanks to a first goal by Richards but two goals by the Capitals against just one by NY during the second period put things even a 2 goals entering the third. Although a late goal by Karl Alzner was a sign of the good performance by Washington, the two previous goals by Girardi and Stepan had already sealed the score in favor of the locals.

Of course, we cannot forget the good work by Braden Holtby, who finished with thirty stopped shots for the Rangers and on beating the Capitals, the goaltender mentioned that “We knew it was going to be a tough series. They played really well these last two games and there is some stuff we need to work on. It’s a three-game series now. We still have home-ice advantage.”

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