Marc-Andre Fleury posted his 16th career playoff shutout as the Vegas Golden Knights cruised to a 4-0 win over the Minnesota Wild in Game 4 of their first-round series in St. Paul, Minn.
Fleury moved into a tie for third place on the NHL’s all-time postseason shutouts list while leading Vegas to a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Nicolas Roy scored twice for Vegas, including an empty-net goal with 1:28 remaining. Alex Tuch and Mark Stone also tallied.
Fleury made 35 saves. With the shutout, Fleury moved into a tie for third with Curtis Joseph. The only goaltenders with more playoff shutouts are Martin Brodeur (24) and Patrick Roy (23).
Lightning 6, Panthers 2
Alex Killorn collected two goals and two assists and Nikita Kucherov added a four-point performance to lead host Tampa Bay over Florida in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series.
The defending Stanley Cup champions hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Tampa Bay will look to close out the first-round series on Monday in Sunrise, Fla. Anthony Cirelli, Yanni Gourde and Ondrej Palat also scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy sparkled in net with a 39-save performance for the Lightning.
Jonathan Huberdeau and Carter Verhaeghe tallied for the Panthers. Sergei Bobrovsky was victimized for five goals on 14 shots before being replaced by Chris Driedger, who made 11 saves.
Islanders 4, Penguins 1
Josh Bailey and Ryan Pulock scored in the second period and rookie Ilya Sorokin carried a shutout deep into the third as host New York beat Pittsburgh in Game 4 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
The win evened the best-of-seven series at two games, with Game 5 scheduled for Monday night in Pittsburgh.
Oliver Wahlstrom and Jordan Eberle scored power-play goals 24 seconds apart in the third.
Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 1
Auston Matthews had a goal and two assists and Toronto defeated visiting Montreal to even the best-of-seven, first-round Stanley Cup playoff series at 1-1.
William Nylander added a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs. Jason Spezza, Rasmus Sandin and Alexander Kerfoot also scored.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored for the Canadiens. Carey Price stopped 29 shots for Montreal, while Jack Campbell made 22 saves for Toronto.
–Field Level Media