The Washington Capitals have stopped the Maple Leafs playoff drive and moved themselves into the second round of Stanley Cup playoffs with a seven-game series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The landmark series between Toronto and Washington will be recalled for intensely contested games with unimaginable goal-keeping. The six games featured four overtime periods, an indication of how evenly matched were these two teams. In the end, Marcus Johansson scored the overtime winner as the Caps eked out a 2-1 win. Leaf hearts soared when Auston Matthews broke the 0-0 tie to put Toronto ahead in the third (below). But it was not to be.
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— Flintor (@TheFlintor) April 24, 2017