Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins Game #3
Beliveau's (5) third game-winning goal of the series leads Montreal to a commanding 3-0 lead. With the game tied at 1-1, Larose (1) for the Habs and Williams (1) for Boston exchanging second period tallies, the leading scorer in the playoffs made his mark again 11:39 into the third period.
Boston had their chances before that though as the outshot Montreal nine two in the first frame and only a spectacular stop by Worsley with his side on the powerplay kept the game scoreless. The shots were twenty-two to twelve in favour of the Bruins after forty minutes, but again they were struggling to beat the Canadiens' number one netminder, even failing to score on five powerplays to leave them 0-for-10 in the series and staring at elimination.
MON Worsley (3-0-0 .925 2.33) 29/30, Powerplay 0/5
BOS Cheevers (0-3-0 .875 4.00) 23/25, Powerplay 0/4
MON Larose (1) Ferguson, Rousseau 9:56
BOS Williams (1) unassisted 18:04
MON Beliveau (5) Rousseau, Ferguson 11:39
MON ENG G Tremblay (2) Savard 19:40
Montreal leads the best-of-seven series 3-0
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Detroit Red Wings Game #2
After ending the regular season so poorly it is a big boost for Toronto to take a two game lead back to Canada in a game that, compared with the fightfest in the first of the series, was very tame with only one penalty called.
It was on that minor penalty to Walton where Detroit scored first ten minutes in through P Mahovlich (1), but the advantage was short lived when Conacher (2) knocked home his goal less than three minutes later. The second period remained close but the Leafs were more clinical in front of goal, Ellis (2) unassisted and Oliver (1) putting them in command at 3-1 heading into the final twenty minutes.
An early goal from G Jarrett (1) assisted Ullman resulted in them picking up their seconds points of the postseason, pulling to back to 3-2, but again Toronto were quick to respond, M Pronovost (1) restoring the two goal lead 1:35 later.
TOR Bower (2-0-0 .912 2.50) 24/26, Powerplay 0/0
DET Edwards (0-2-0 .859 4.50) 27/31, Powerplay 1/1
DET PPG P Mahovlich (1) Unger 10:41
TOR Conacher (2) Armstrong 13:23
TOR Ellis (2) unassisted 7:57
TOR Oliver (1) Hillman, Pulford 9:10
DET G Jarrett (1) Ullman 2:04
TOR M Pronovost (1) Stanley, Conacher 3:39
Toronto leads the best-of-seven series 2-0
Philadelphia Flyers @ Los Angeles Kings Game #3
Joyal (1), H Hughes (1) and White (2) score in a second period that the Kings dominated and went into the third period up 3-2; the Flyers getting powerplay goals from Dornhoefer (1) in the first and Rochefort (1) to make it 2-2.
The poor showing from Philadelphia got worse in the final frame as the generated just three shots after nine in the first and seven in the second. The Kings had twenty-eight of their thirty-five efforts through the second and third periods and, after B Hughes (1) insured the win, Los Angeles have the series lead.
PHI Parent (1-2-0 .900 3.00) 31/35, Powerplay 2/3
LAK Rutledge (2-0-0 .917 1.33) 17/19, Powerplay 0/3
PHI PPG Dornhoefer (1) Selby, Angotti 4:56
LAK Joyal (1) Flett, Irvine 0:16
LAK H Hughes (1) Rolfe 4:19
PHI PPG Rochefort (1) unassisted 11:51
LAK White (2) L MacDonald, Wall 17:30
LAK B Hughes (1) Rolfe 9:23
Los Angeles leads the best-of-seven series 2-1