Hockey: Grubauer loses second NHL playoff game with Seattle

After the surprising opening success, the Seattle Kraken lost the second playoff game in the NHL at defending champion Colorado Avalanche.

Hockey: Grubauer loses second NHL playoff game with Seattle

After the surprising opening success, the Seattle Kraken lost the second playoff game in the NHL at defending champion Colorado Avalanche. The team of German national ice hockey goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer lost 2:3 (2:0, 0:2, 0:1).

It is now 1-1 in the North American League's best-of-seven series. The Kraken had taken a 2-0 lead in the first third. But hosts Colorado scored twice in the space of 48 seconds in the second half, and Devon Toews scored the winning goal for last year's champions in the final period.

Nevertheless, Grubauer made a good game and saved 38 shots on goal - only once this season has the goalkeeper saved more shots. The series is now moving to Seattle, where the third of the maximum seven games is scheduled for Saturday (local time).

The Toronto Maple Leafs tied the series 1-1 with a 7-2 (3-0, 3-1, 1-1) thrashing of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Toronto captain John Tavares scored three goals in a playoff game for the first time in his career. The New York Rangers also won the second game against the New Jersey Devils 5-1 (0-1, 3-0, 2-0). As in the opening game, Rangers striker Chris Kreider scored two goals in a manpower game. The Vegas Golden Knights equalized the series to 1: 1 with the 5: 2 (0: 1, 2: 1, 3: 0) against the Winnipeg Jets.

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