Saturday, February 24, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning

Leafs rally, put Caps in 2-1 hole

TORONTO — Tyler Bozak scored 1:37 into overtime to cap a comeback from two goals down in the second period, and the Maple Leafs beat the Capitals 4-3 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.

Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri each had a goal and an assist, and William Nylander also scored for Toronto. Frederik Andersen made 23 saves.

Toronto trailed 2-0 in the first period, and then 3-1 early in the second before Kadri and Nylander scored 4:07 apart late to tie it in the final minute of the period.

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Capitals. Braden Holtby stopped 24 shots.

When Washington led 3-1, Toronto's Matt Martin got a double-minor for roughing as Matt Hunwick was called for hooking. That gave the Capitals a five-on-three for two minutes, but they recorded just two shots on goal.

Less than a minute later, a bench minor was called on the Leafs for having too many men on the ice. The Capitals again got two shots on goal during that power play and the score stayed 3-1.

All three games have been decided in overtime.

SENS BLOW LEAD, WIN IN OT: Bobby Ryan scored on a tip-in on a power play 5:43 into overtime, and the visiting Senators recovered after giving up a three-goal lead to beat the Bruins 4-3 to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.

Ryan got free in the zone, tapping it in on assists by Kyle Turris and Erik Karlsson. Mike Hoffman added two goals for Ottawa, with Derick Brassard scoring the other. Craig Anderson finished with 17 saves.

It was the second straight overtime game of the series, both wins for the Senators.

This time Bruins rallied from a 3-0 deficit with three goals in second period, tying it on a power-play goal by David Pastrnak.

Noel Acciari and David Backes also scored for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots.

The Bruins played through a rash of injuries in the first two games, and were missing defensemen Adam McQuaid, Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo and Colin Miller on Monday.

BLUE JACKETS: Defenseman Zach Werenski will miss the rest of the postseason because of a broken cheekbone. A Phil Kessel shot hit him in the face Sunday against the Penguins.

Number of the day

1-for-14 the Sharks' power play as they trail 2-1 in their series against the Oilers; San Jose allowed two shorthanded goals in a Game 2 loss.

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