Sunday's NHL: Marchand helps Bruins even series 2-2; Kings' Quick shuts out Oilers

Associated Press

Boston — Brad Marchand had two goals and three assists, including the tiebreaker early in the third period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Sunday to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.

Boston was playing without its top two defenseman after Charlie McAvoy was a last-minute scratch and joined Hampus Lindholm on the sideline, but the Bruins twice rallied for their second straight playoff win.

Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) celebrates with teammates after scoring in the third period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Boston.

Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists, and David Pastrnak had one of each for the Bruins. Rookie Jeremy Swayman made 23 saves.

Brett Pesce and Jordan Staal scored for Carolina, and Antti Raanta returned to stop 23 shots for the Metropolitan Division champions.

Game 5 of the best-of-seven series is Tuesday night in Carolina, and Game 6 will be in Boston on Thursday.

(At) Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 3: Ross Colton scored twice, Andrei Vasilevskiy had 22 saves and Tampa Bay got off to a fast start and evened the first-round playoff series.

Steven Stamkos, Pierre Edouard Bellemare and Pat Maroon scored in the first eight minutes against Game 3 star Jack Campbell in the opening period. Corey Perry and Ondrej Palat also scored, and Brandon Hagel and Nikita Kucherov each had two assists for the Lightning.

Vasilevskiy improved to 17-0 in games following a playoff loss over the past three postseasons for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions.

William Nylander scored twice and Jake Muzzin also had a goal for the Maple Leafs. Campbell gave up five goals on 16 shots before being replaced in the second period by Erik Kallgren, who stopped all 10 shots he faced.

Game 5 is Tuesday night in Toronto.

(At) St. Louis 5, Minnesota 2: Jordan Kyrou and David Perron each scored twice, Jordan Binnington made 28 saves in his first start this postseason and St. Louis evened the best-of-seven Western Conference series at two games apiece.

Ryan O’Reilly added a goal and two assists, and Perron also had an assist for the Blues.

Kirill Kaprizov and Matt Boldy scored for Minnesota. Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves.

Game 5 is Tuesday night at St. Paul, Minnesota, before returning to St. Louis for Game 6 on Thursday.

(At) Los Angeles 4, Edmonton 0: Jonathan Quick made 31 saves, Carl Grundstrom scored two third-period goals and the Kings rebounded to tie their first-round series with a 4-0 victory over the Oilers in Game 4 on Sunday night.

Quick lost his catching glove in the second period and still kept defending Los Angeles' net, his bare left hand grasping at an Edmonton shot that went off the crossbar.

"If there was ever a night we needed somebody that's been there and done that, it was tonight," Kings coach Todd McLellan said.

Game 5 is Tuesday night in Edmonton.