- Florida Panthers defeat Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2, while Seattle Kraken overcome Dallas Stars in Overtime 5-4
- Joe Pavelski becomes the oldest player in NHL History to have a Four-goal Playoff Game, at 38 years old.
The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has been off to a pompous start. Nick Cousins capitalized on a scoring chance to open the Second Round. In the second period, Toronto and Florida both posted two goals each. In the final period, Panthers added one more and claimed Game 1 at Scotiabank Arena. Florida Panthers, earlier upsetted the Presidents’ Trophy winner Bruins to qualify for the second round. Meanwhile, Toronto ended a 19-year drought of winning a Playoff series to cross over.
Brandon Montour continued his amazing Playoff run by adding one more goal. Matthew Tkachuk, Aleksander Barkov, and Sam Bennet had multi-points for the Panthers. Furthermore, Carter Verhaeghe scored his 11th career postseason goal and became the all-time highest Playoff goal-scorer for the Cats. Matthew Knies of the Toronto Maple Leafs registered his first-ever NHL career goal. Additionally, he became the tenth Maple Leafs player to score their career NHL goal in Postseason.
The Kraken-Stars was nothing short of a thrilling experience. Within 3:55 minutes, The game saw five goals. Kraken scored four and Stars scored two in the very first period. Joe Pavelski scored twice in the first period while four different players posted for the Kraken. The second period, unlike the first saw no goals. It was as if the Kraken prowess failed after the first period. Joe Pavelski added two more in the last period to let the game move into Overtime.
In the Overtime, Yann Gourde nailed a perfect unassisted goal and won the first-ever Round 2 Game for Kraken. Joe Pavelski scored four goals and became the oldest player in NHL History with 4+ goals in a Postseason game. he overcame a 66-year-old record set by Maurice Richard for Montreal Canadiens. Also Read: Rinkside Rundown: What do you mean by Overtime? How is it different in Regular Season and Postseason
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