Capitals 5, Maple Leafs 4
Tom Wilson and T.J. Oshie scored two goals apiece and the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night to even their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series 2-2.
Alex Ovechkin also scored for Washington while Nicklas Backstrom added two assists. Braden Holtby made 30 saves for the Capitals.
Zach Hyman, James van Riemsdyk, Auston Matthews and Tyler Bozak scored for Toronto. Mitch Marner and William Nylander each had two assists, and Fredrik Andersen stopped 22 shots for the Maple Leafs.
Washington led 4-1 at the end of the first period and 4-2 after the second.
Senators 1, Bruins 0
Craig Anderson turned aside 22 shots and Bobby Ryan scored 5:49 into the third period as Ottawa took a 3-1 best-of-seven series lead on Boston.
Erik Karlsson’s shot from the blueline was intentionally wide and Ryan, getting behind rookie Charlie McAvoy, poked the puck past Tuukka Rask (26 saves) and just over the goal line past a diving Zdeno Chara. It was Ryan’s third goal of the series.
Anderson stopped two Brad Marchand breakaways in the first period en route to his fourth career playoff shutout. He also stopped Marchand, who had six shots on goal, twice after Rask was pulled for an extra attacker.