Montreal Canadiens @ Toronto Maple Leafs Game #3
For the second game running Toronto were able to put four goals past Canadiens' netminder Worsley, peppering him with thirty-four shots, but Montreal retook the series lead with eight goals on forty-two shots.
It was 4-0 Habs after just 14:22 in the first period as they rampantly came at Bower and the Leafs defence in waves. T Harris (2), Rousseau (2), G Tremblay (4), and Beliveau (8) who enjoyed a three-point night, sharing the wealth before Walton (6) scored twice in seven seconds at the end of the frame to make it 4-2.
Montreal responded early in the middle period with two goals 101 apart, Rousseau (3) scoring again and Provost (1) opening his postseason account unassisted. But again the Leafs tried to fight back and it was Ellis (6) who got himself a brace to go with his two earlier helpers.
After Ferguson (4) made it 7-4 and Rousseau (4) completed his hat-trick the rout was complete.
MON Worsley (6-3 .906 2.89) 30/34, Powerplay 2/4
TOR Bower (5-2 .892 3.14) 34/42, Powerplay 1/4
MON PPG T Harris (2) Lamaire 4:47
MON Rousseau (2) Savard, Larose 6:39
MON G Tremblay (4) Provost, Backstrom 12:06
MON Beliveau (8) Vadnais 14:22
TOR Walton (5) Ellis 18:54
TOR Walton (6) Stanley, Ellis 19:01
MON PPG Rousseau (3) Beliveau 4:19
MON Provost (1) unassisted 5:20
TOR Ellis (5) Stanley 8:41
TOR PPG Ellis (6) F Mahovlich, Walton 17:10
MON Ferguson (4) Harper, Beliveau 2:59
MON Rousseau (4) T Harris 10:35
Montreal leads the best-of-seven game series 2-1
Philadelphia Flyers @ Pittsburgh Penguins Game #3
There were some rumblings from the Flyer fans after the game as Pittsburgh had seven powerplays to their sides' zero, but they cannot complain more than that after outshooting and outscoring the Penguins to move within one game of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Sutherland (7) and his unassisted effort was the only goal in the first period as they dominated the opening twenty minutes with Philadelphia getting twelve shots on net compared to just three from Pittsburgh.
McDonald (4) got the Pens level eight minutes into the second period as they edged out the Flyers eleven to nine in shots but Philadelphia restored their lead late with Rochefort (5) hitting the twine at 18:50. It was Rochefort (6) again just eleven seconds into the third that made it 3-1 with Hannigan (3) all but sealing the win midway through the frame.
Pittsburgh added one more goal as MacNeil (1) scored with only two seconds remaining and the Penguins are sixty minutes away from being eliminated.
PHI Parent (4-3 .903 2.86) 21/23, Powerplay 0/0
PIT Binkley (4-3 .921 2.29) 31/35, Powerplay 1/7
PHI Sutherland (7) unassisted 13:32
PIT PPG McDonald (4) Bathgate 8:00
PHI Rochefort (5) Van Impe 18:50
PHI Rochefort (6) Sutherland, Hoekstra 0:11
PHI Hannigan (3) Zeidel 10:43
PIT MacNeil (1) Ubriaco, Andrea 19:58
Philadelphia leads the best-of-seven series 3-0