Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins Game #6
Duff (4) must have though his third powerplay goal of the season was going to be the game winner, but with just eight seconds left up popped Green (3) to save Boston's season again after scoring the GWG in game four.
Cournoyer (3) for the Habs and Lonsberry (1) for the B's scored the only goals in both the first and second periods respectively before Duff was gifted a chance to pot home his go-ahead effort at 2:10 in the third.
Boston pressed the hardest in that final period, finally getting the tying goal so late in the game with the points leader in the postseason Esposito (5+4) earning another assist, and forcing overtime for the second time in the series. Montreal took the win in OT in game one of the series less than two minutes in, and this time it lasted just 3:52 before Stanfield (2) won it for the Bruins as they comeback from 0-3 down to take this to a game seven.
MON Worsley (3-2-0 .908 2.80) 28/31, Powerplay 1/5
BOS Cheevers (3-3-0 .891 3.17) 25/27, Powerplay 1/7
MON Cournoyer (3) Laperriere, Lamaire 10:49
BOS PPG Lonsberry (1) Cashman, Krake 10:25
MON PPG Duff (4) unassisted 2:10
BOS Green (3) Westfall, Esposito 19:52
BOS Stanfield (2) McKenzie, Bucyk 3:52
The best-of-seven series is tied 3-3
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Detroit Red Wings Game #5
The second game of the night was another tight contest as Detroit looked to emulate the Bruins and keep their series alive. But they did not get the best start when Walton (2) opened the scoring as the Leafs out-shot the hosts thirteen six.
MacGregor (3) scored his third in two games to tie it up early in the middle period before Toronto were once again in the lead through Stemkowski (2) who has tallies in back-to-back games. The third period was the only one where Detroit had more shots with thirteen to the Leafs' seven, but they faced an uphill battle when Walton (3) scored again to make it 3-1.
K Douglas (2) batted in his own rebound with eight and a half minutes to play, but Bower, who was back in net for Gamble, stood firm for the remainder and settled the series in favour of Toronto as the take their third win out of three in the barn of the higher seed thanks in part to taking a single minor penalty in the last four games.
TOR Bower (4-0-0 .921 2.25) 25/27, Powerplay 0/4
DET Crozier (1-1-0 .912 2.50) 33/36, Powerplay 0/0
TOR Walton (2) Ellis, Horton 8:35
DET MacGregor (3) Henderson 4:11
TOR Stemkowski (2) Stanley 14:12
TOR Walton (3) Stanley, Ellis 6:30
DET K Douglas (2) unassisted 11:27
Toronto wins the best-of-seven series 4-1. Detroit Red Wings are eliminated.