Ahhh, how sweet it feels to be up in the series. Saturday was a big win for the Leafs, and Monday was even bigger as the boys in blue are up 2-1 and can make it 3 with another win.
Game recap: Leafs win because Jack Campbell - Pension Plan Puppets
It was a close one and the Leafs starter put on a clinic.
We had our eyes on the likes of Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner to be difference makers, but it’s been William Nylander and Jack Campbell who’ve been stealing the show. Not only that, Pierre Engvall and Alex Kerfoot have found another gear while Wayne Simmonds looks to be on the verge of hitting anyone and everyone.
Wayne Simmonds is popping off on the Habs— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) May 25, 2021
"All you f--king guys!" pic.twitter.com/blIDKBgyYH
Now the question is, can they do it again? (Yes).
Who will start as it’s the second half of a back-to-back (Campbell).
And most importantly, how many times will Matthews laugh at the Montreal Canadiens? (The limit does not exist).
Matthews laughing again— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) May 25, 2021
"I'm not doing sh-t" pic.twitter.com/UtA4kZasmY
- Panthers defeat the Lightning 4-1 to force Game 6
- Islanders defeat the Penguins in 2OT to take the 3-2 series lead
- Jets complete the sweep and eliminate the Oilers
Around the Hockey World
On Windows and Blinds and the Washington Capitals - Japers' Rink
A look at how sometimes it’s hard to see what’s right there in front of you
What does (and does not) concern me about the Penguins through four games - PensBurgh
Looking at the first line production, the discipline, the third-period struggles, and some goaltending matchups in the series.
Let’s hear it for the Heroes of Round 1! - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Bruins made it through to Round 2. Let’s give props where it’s due.
"I've got three beautiful kids, we're not having any more, so what the hell." Blake Wheeler on the shot block that devastated generations.— Murat Ates (@WPGMurat) May 25, 2021
Top 4 point scorers for the Oilers over the last 2 playoffs:— Randip Janda (@RandipJanda) May 25, 2021
1. McDavid - 9GP, 14 pts
2. Draisaitl - 9GP, 13 pts
3. Nugent Hopkins - 9GP, 12 pts
4. Chiasson- 8GP, 4 pts
That’s a big drop off.
Paul Maurice says the Jets will enter recovery mode before preparing for Round 2.— Murat Ates (@WPGMurat) May 25, 2021
"Back to back is egregious in playoff hockey. We need to recover from it a little bit. We probably won't skate the team for a couple of days."
"It's the little mistakes... It's another lesson we have to take with us moving forward."— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 25, 2021
Connor McDavid talks about what went wrong after being swept by the Winnipeg Jets in the First Round of the #StanleyCup Playoffs. pic.twitter.com/An7tWCSpsH