STANLEY CUP: The Ottawa Senators including, Clarke MacArthur (16), Alex Burrows (14), Mike Hoffman (68) and Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) celebrate after defeating the Boston Bruins 3-2 during overtime in game six of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series.

Senators oust Bruins, Capitals topple Leafs


24. april 2017


Marcus Johansson scored his second goal of the game at 6:31 of overtime as the Washington Capitals defeated Toronto 2-1 Sunday to win their first round playoff series four games to two.

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The 26-year-old Swedish forward also scored in the third period to tie the game and force overtime in the best-of-seven National Hockey League playoff series.

«This is the playoffs. It’s going to be tight, it’s never going to be an easy ride,» said Johansson. «But I think it’s good for us where we got a start where everything didn’t go smoothly.

«You kind of get right into it, and you have to work hard for it and battle for it.»

The Capitals will face Sidney Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday in second round action while the New York Rangers battle the Ottawa Senators in the other Eastern Conference series.

On the game-winner, Johansson knocked in the puck after Justin Williams got it to the front of the net.

It was the fifth game of the series to be decided in overtime and all six were decided by one goal.

American rookie Auston Matthews scored for Toronto early in the third period by deftly balancing a rolling puck on the blade of his stick and lifting it into the top corner.

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