In National Hockey League Stanley Cup Playoff action on Monday, two more Canadians scored overtime winners. Alexander Kerfoot of Vancouver, British Columbia scored at 4:14 of the extra period on the power play from Mark Giordano of Toronto, Ontario and William Nylander to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. With the win, the Maple Leafs took a three games to one series lead in the best out of seven Eastern Conference first round playoff series. Meanwhile, Jordan Eberle of Regina, Saskatchewan scored at the three minute mark of the extra period on the power-play from Jaden Schwarz of Wilcox, Saskatchewan and Daniel Sprong to give the Seattle Kraken a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche. With the win, the Kraken and Avalanche are tied at two games apiece in their Western Conference first round playoff series.
In the Leafs win over the Lightning, it was a remarkable comeback by Toronto. The Maple Leafs were trailing Tampa Bay 4-1 with under 10 minutes left to force overtime. Auston Matthews scored two of the Leafs goals, and Morgan Rielly of Vancouver, British Columbia scored the other. Three Canadians had a multi-point game for the Maple Leafs. Mark Giordano of Toronto, Ontario, Mitch Marner of Markham, Ontario, and Ryan O’Reilly of Clinton, Ontario all had two assists. William Nylander, who was born in Calgary, Alberta, but competes internationally for Sweden, had three helpers.
In the Kraken win over the Avalanche, Seattle won for the first time at home in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. For Eberle, it was his second career overtime winner in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The first goal came on September 15, 2020 in a 2-1 New York Islanders win over the Lightning. The game went into double overtime and was played at Edmonton’s Rogers Place.