Philippe Myers of Moncton, New Brunswick scored his first career Stanley Cup playoff overtime winner on Wednesday as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the New York Islanders 4-3 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. With the win, the Flyers and Islanders are tied at one game apiece in their Eastern Conference semi-final series.
Myers scored at 2:41 of the overtime period from Sean Couturier of Bathurst, New Brunswick. For Myers, it was his third goal of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He previously scored one goal each against the Boston Bruins in the seeding round, and against the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Couturier meanwhile had two points, as he scored Philadelphia’s third goal.
Also in Toronto on Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Lightning took a two games to one lead on the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The Lightning won 7-1. Three Canadians had a multi-point game. Alex Killorn of Halifax, Nova Scotia had two goals and one assist for three points. Meanwhile, Brayden Point of Calgary, Alberta, had one goal and two assists for three points, and Yanni Gourde of Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage, Quebec had one goal and one assist for two points.
Then at Rogers Place in Edmonton, three more Canadians had a multi-point game for the Colorado Avalanche as they beat the Dallas Stars 6-4. Cale Makar of Calgary, Alberta had three assists, Nazem Kadri of London, Ontario had one goal and one assist for two points, and Nathan MacKinnon of Springhill, Nova Scotia had two assists. With the win, the Avalanche won their first game of the series, but still trail the Stars two games to one.