2020 NHL playoff results: Maple Leafs stay alive, Blackhawks, Canadiens, Coyotes, Canucks and Islanders advance


The NHL qualifying round is nearing completion thanks to five teams securing their tickets to the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in what has been dubbed “Elimination Friday”. That name came from six clashes in Game 4, where one team faced a qualifying knockout, and five of those series-top teams were able to move on.The only seeded team scheduled to play in Game 5 – the Columbus Blue Jackets – lost in the most exciting game of the day, to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Columbus was leading 3-0 and dominating for the first 56+ minutes of the game, but the Leafs found some magic playing in the Eastern Conference bubble in their home arena and scored three goals in the last four minutes of the match. game – all with goaltender Frederik Andersen drawn to send the game into overtime, before Auston Matthews won it, to give the Maple Leafs at least one more game in their season.

The day started in Toronto, as the New York Islanders did a short job against the Florida Panthers in a 5-1 win, in the most unbalanced game of the day. Three of the games, including Columbus-Toronto, went into overtime. The Arizona Coyotes knocked out the Nashville Predators with overtime winner Brad Richardson, and Christopher Tanev lifted the Vancouver Canucks over the Minnesota Wild just 11 seconds in the extra frame to end a first leg. – return with high scores.

The other two games on the schedule involved teams with aging three-time Stanley Cup-winning stars and the two No.12 seeds knocking out the No.5 seeds. In the West, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane led. the Chicago Blackhawks underdogs ahead of the powerful Edmonton Oilers. In the East, the Montreal Canadiens, who had the lowest point percentage of 24 teams in the bubbles, knocked out Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, who had the most points of all teams that qualified. for the Stanley Cup.

Relive all the action from the exciting Game 4s below.

Friday’s Stanley Cup Playoff Schedule:

  • Game 4: Islanders 5, Panthers 1 | Islanders win series, 3-1
  • Game 4: Coyotes 4, Predators 3 (OT) | Coyotes win series, 3-1
  • Game 4: Canadiens 2, Penguins 0 | Canadiens winning streak, 3-1
  • Game 4: Blackhawks 3, Oilers 2 | Blackhawks win series, 3-1
  • Game 4: Maple Leafs 4, Blue Jackets 3 (OT) | Series tied, 2-2
  • Game 4: Canucks 5, Wild 4 (OT) | Canucks win series, 3-1


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