National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules

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Updated: May 13, 2013

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Patrice Bergeron scored the game-tying goal with
50.2 seconds left in regulation and then netted the game-winner 6:05 into
overtime to cap a furious Boston comeback and send the Bruins into the Eastern
Conference semifinals with a 5-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 of
their quarterfinal set from TD Garden. Boston trailed 4-1 over nine minutes
into the third before scoring four unanswered goals to become the first
team in NHL history to win a Game 7 when trailing by three goals in the final
frame. Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic each scored once in the rally before
Bergeron fired a shot from the high slot that snuck through a screen and
beat James Reimer up high to knot the game with under a minute left in
regulation. Bergeron then sent the Bruins into the second round just over six
minutes into the extra session when his shot from the right circle was
knocked down in front, but Toronto’s clearing attempt ended up in the low
right circle, where the Boston center retrieved it before finding the back
of the net for the deciding goal. Matt Bartkowski also lit the lamp in
regulation, while Tuukka Rask registered 24 saves for the Bruins, who will
take on the New York Rangers in the second round after the Rangers won their
Game 7 against Washington later on Monday. Game 1 of that series is set for
Thursday night in Boston. Cody Franson scored twice, with Nazem Kadri and
Phil Kessel each adding a goal and an assist for the Leafs, who were trying
to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win a series for the first time since 1942
when they lost the first three games of the Stanley Cup Finals before
storming back to beat Detroit. Reimer posted 30 saves in defeat.

Final Score: NY Rangers 5, Washington 0

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – The home team had won every game in this
series, except for the last one. Backed by Henrik Lundqvist’s second
straight shutout and an offense that finally came alive on the road, the
New York Rangers took a 5-0 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of
this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at Verizon Center. The sixth-
seeded Rangers had dropped all three games in Washington, scoring just two
goals there, coming into Monday’s contest. New York, though, got goals
from Arron Asham, Michael Del Zotto, Taylor Pyatt, Ryan Callahan and Mats
Zuccarello to give the team the series victory. Lundqvist turned aside 35
shots in this game after stopping all 27 shots in Sunday’s Game 6 to force
the deciding contest. It was the second straight year that the Rangers and
Capitals had played a Game 7, with the Rangers taking a 2-1 win at home in
last year’s semifinal matchup. New York will travel to face Boston in the
semifinals as the Bruins rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the third period then
won in overtime on Monday to take their series against the Toronto Maple Leafs
in seven games. Game 1 is set for Thursday night in Boston. Braden Holtby
was tagged with all five goals on 27 shots for the third-seeded Capitals,
who were in the playoffs for a sixth straight season, but have bowed out
after one series in three of those appearances and haven’t made it out of
the semifinals during that run. Washington had taken Games 1, 2, and 5 at
home, with Games 2 and 5 being decided in overtime, while the Rangers took a
pair of 4-3 wins at Madison Square Garden in Games 3 and 4 before the 1-0 win
in Game 6.