Marcus Johansson scored two objectives to lead the Capitals to a 2-1, arrangement securing prevail upon the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Sunday. Here are the best and most noticeably bad minutes from Game 6:
Best objective: Six minutes 31 seconds into additional time, Marcus Johansson’s second objective of the diversion on a bounce back off a shot by Justin Williams gave Washington a 2-1, arrangement securing win at Air Canada Center. The Capitals, who commanded the additional session, proceed onward to play the Penguins in the second round. John Carlson earned the auxiliary help on Johansson’s amusement victor, however Evgeny Kuznetsov made the play conceivable by winning the faceoff in the hostile zone.
Most noticeably bad certainty: For the fifth time in six recreations this arrangement, a hour wasn’t sufficient to decide a victor. Obviously it wasn’t. This was the eighteenth additional time session of the first cycle, another NHL record. It’s the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, displayed by the American Heart Association.
Best equalizer: With 7:11 to play in direction, Johansson and the Capitals at long last settled Freddie Andersen, who completed with 34 spares. Johansson’s shot streamed through Andersen’s cushions and directly over the objective line to tie the diversion 1-1. Lars Eller and Brooks Orpik were credited with helps.
Most exceedingly terrible skip: The Capitals and Maple Leafs were scoreless over seven minutes into the third time frame when Toronto’s Morgan Rielly dumped a puck into Washington zone. As opposed to slide around the sheets, as pucks normally do, Rielly’s fortunate puck ricocheted off the stanchion of the glass and straightforwardly to the front of the net.
Best new kid on the block: Maple Leafs new kid on the block Auston Matthews exploited Toronto’s favorable luck, stretching out beyond Kuznetsov and lifting it over Braden Holtby’s left shoulder for a 1-0 Maple Leafs lead with 12:15 to play. Matthews, who scored 40 objectives amid the general season, has scored in each of the last four recreations. That puts the 19-year-old in some uncommon organization.
Best theft: somewhat more than two minutes after the fact, Andersen burglarized T.J. Oshie with a glove spare to safeguard Toronto’s 1-0 lead.
Most noticeably awful damage panic: Nate Schmidt was sent to the changing area subsequent to taking a clear knee-on-knee hit from Leo Komarov with somewhat more than six minutes to play in the third time frame, however would later return.
Most exceedingly bad employment: Goal-horn administrator at the Air Canada Center amid the principal time of Game 6. Interestingly this arrangement, the Capitals and Maple Leafs made a beeline for the main interlude without an objective. They didn’t score in the second time frame, either. Shots on objective through 40 minutes are 28-21 for Toronto.
Best ride: This is a fascinating approach to get exact retribution for a low hit that gave Alex Ovechkin a damage frighten in the principal time of Game 5. Ovechkin jettisoned Nazem Kadri his back, well short of eight seconds, amid the second time frame on Sunday.