The two most beautiful words in sports? Game 7. Lucky for hockey lovers, Saturday will be full of a lot of excitement likeThe first round sees three 7s matches on the same day.
Tampa Bay had an extra game after pushing Game 6 into overtime and eventually winning 4-3 over the Toronto Maple Leafs thanks to a Brayden Point goal. This series has been so close together that neither team has won twice in a row so far. Toronto is hungry and has something to prove that the Maple Leafs haven’t won the playoff series in 18 years. Meanwhile, Lightning is chasing the Stanley Cup with three peats. The winner-takes-all match is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on TNT.
The Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers will conclude tonight with a match at 10 PM ET on ESPN and fuboTV (Try for free). There were explosions and close games in both arenas, but the main trend is that the team that scores first comes out with the win. Edmonton made Game 7 possible with a 4-2 victory on Thursday. Evander Kane scored twice in that match and will likely continue to be the key to moving forward in the Oilers attack. The left winger has scored seven goals in the streak, which ties him with Minnesota’s Kirill Kaprizov and Pittsburgh’s Jake Goentzel for the top spot in the National Hockey League in the playoffs this year.
Boston and Carolina opened Saturday at the PNC Arena, and like the series’ first six games, the home team won. The Hurricanes sealed their tickets to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-2 victory over the Bruins. Max Dome led the way for Carolina with three points, including two goals in the second half. The Hurricanes have now won six consecutive games in Game 7 and will then play the winner of the Rangers-Penguins series, which will conclude on Sunday in another Game 7.
Stay tuned as CBS Sports provides live updates throughout Saturday’s action.
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