Ice hockey Nhl: outside the seed No. 1 in the West, eliminated from Colorado. First time in history that the two n.1 come out immediately
After the clamorous elimination of Tampa – winner of the President’s Trophy as the team with the best budget of the league – at the hands of Columbus, even the number one in the West greets the postseason. With the 5-1 home defeat in race-5, Calgary says goodbye to the Stanely Cup dreams, leaving Colorado, who in the season had scored 17 points less than the Flames (90 against 107), entering the playoffs only as second wild card. But the doublets of Wilson and Rantanen have not given any chance to the Canadians. The Avalanche pass in the 2nd round for the first time in the last 11 years. It is the first time in Nhl’s history that both conference numbers come out in the first round.
LEAFS – Toronto bumps Boston taking the 3-2 in the series. The Maple Leafs now have a home match point, tomorrow at the Scotiabank Arena (9.00 pm Italian time). Disputed Auston Matthews’ 1-0 goal at 8’47 “from the end, with an interference on the goalkeeper Rask not considered as such by the referees even after resorting to video replay. The 2-0 of Kapanen 2 ‘later has effectively closed the accounts. Krejci’s 2-1 was late and useless at 44 ”from the siren.
SITUATION – East: Boston-Toronto 2-3 (tomorrow race-5); Tampa-Columbus 0-4; Washington-Carolina 2-2 (tonight race-5); NY Islanders-Pittsburgh 4-0. West: Calgary-Colorado 1-4; Nashville-Dallas 2-2 (race-5 tonight); Winnipeg-St. Louis 2-3 (tonight race-6); San Josè-Vegas 2-3 (tomorrow race-6).