Frenchman Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored a goal in Tampa Bay’s 7-3 win over Toronto in the first round of the NHL playoffs to move the Lightning to 2-2 in the series. St. Louis and Los Angeles also tied.
Third goal in 60 NHL play-off games for Pierre-Edouard Bellemare! The 37-year-old French striker, author of 9 goals in the regular season with Tampa Bay, double defending champion, opened his counter in the final phase (he had already scored two goals in the play-offs with Colorado in 2020), during the Lightning’s 7-3 victory over Toronto on Sunday, which allows the Floridians to come back to 2-2 in the series. After only eight minutes of play, Tampa Bay had already made a big difference, leading 3-0 thanks to Steven Stamkos, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, and Pat Marron. And the Florida franchise widened the gap again at the start of the second period, with two new goals from Ross Colton and Corey Perry. William Nylander scored a brace to give the Maple Leafs some hope (5-2 with eight minutes left), but Ondrej Palat and Ross Colton sealed the victory for the champions, Jale Muzzin’s goal for Toronto went away. proving anecdotal. The two teams will meet in Canada on Tuesday for Game 5.
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The score is also 2-2 in the series between St. Louis and Minnesota, after the Blues’ 5-2 victory at home. The score was 1-1 at the end of the first period, after a goal from Jordan Kyrou for St. Louis and Kirill Kaprizov for Minnesota. But the Blues flew away in the second period thanks to David Perron and again Kyrou. Matthew Boldy closed the gap for the Wild early in the final period, before Perron and Ryan O’Reilly secured the victory for the Missouri players. Game 5 is Tuesday in Minnesota. Finally, another series is at 2-2, that between Los Angeles and Edmonton. The Kings did not go into detail, winning 4-0 on Sunday, with two goals in the first period signed Trevor Moore and Troy Stecher, and two goals in the last signed Carl Grundstrom. Game 5 on Tuesday as well.
ICE HOCKEY – NHL / PLAY-OFFS
Sunday May 8, 2022
Boston Bruins – Carolina Hurricanes : 5-2 >>> Two wins everywhere in the series
St. Louis Blues – Minnesota Wild: 5-2 >>> Two wins everywhere in the series
Tampa Bay Lightning – Toronto Maple Leafs : 7-3>>> Two wins everywhere in the series
>>> Statistics of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (TAM): 11 minutes of play, 1 goal, 2 shots
Los Angeles Kings – Edmonton Oilers : 4-0 >>> Two wins everywhere in the series
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