Carter Verhaeghe scored the overtime winner as the Florida Panthers knocked off the President’s Trophy-winning Boston Bruins 4-3 in game seven on Sunday night. Boston set a record for most wins and points in the regular season and finished 43 points ahead of the Panthers in the standings.
Florida will face the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round. The Leafs won a playoff series for the first time in 19 years with their game six win over Tampa on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice as the Seattle Kraken held on for a 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche in the seventh game of their series. Seattle is the first expansion team to win their first-ever playoff series against a defending Stanley Cup Champion.
The Kraken will face the Dallas Stars in the next round while the Edmonton Oilers, who eliminated the LA Kings on Saturday, will take on the Vegas Golden Knights.
The last remaining first-round series will wrap up tonight as the New Jersey Devils host the New York Rangers for game seven, with the winner facing the Carolina Hurricanes in round two.
In the WHL Playoffs, Jeremy Hanzel got the OT winner as Seattle rallied for a 4-3 win over Kamloops to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Final. Meanwhile, Winnipeg has a 2-0 lead over Saskatoon in the Eastern Conference Final with game three on Tuesday night.
Swift Current Broncos prospect Tyson Yaremko earned a bronze medal as the Saskatoon Blazers beat the Toronto Junior Canadians 2-1 in the third-place game of the Men’s U18 Club Nationals in Quebec. Yaremko, who was selected 68th overall by the Broncos in the 2020 WHL Prospects Draft, had five goals and seven points in the tournament.
At the World Under-18s, Team Canada picked up bronze with a 4-3 overtime win over Slovakia. The USA beat Sweden 3-2 in OT to win gold.
Mariners beat Jays in extras to salvage series
Cal Raleigh hit two home runs, including the game-winning blast in the 10th inning as the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 to salvage the third game of their series. Bo Bichette hit a three-run homer for the Jays and Matt Chapman and Santiago Espinal had two RBI each.
The Jays head to Fenway to take on the Boston Red Sox today with Jose Berrios starting for Toronto in the opener.
Curry leads Warriors past Kings
Steph Curry scored a playoff career-high 50 points as the Golden State Warriors knocked out the Sacramento Kings with a 120-100 win in game seven. The defending champs will face Lebron James and the LA Lakers in the next round.
In other NBA playoff action on Sunday, Miami beat the Knicks 108-101 in the opening game of their second round series. Tonight, Philly visits Boston in game one of their series while Denver hosts Phoenix with the Nuggets up 1-0 on the Suns.
Mixed results for Rampage lacrosse teams
The Swift Current Rampage Minor Lacrosse teams started off their regular seasons on the weekend.
The U11 Rampage played two games at S3 Arenas on Saturday, opening with a 11-7 loss to Moose Jaw and a 12-5 setback to the Regina Junior Heat. In Moose Jaw, U13 Rampage #1 also dropped both their games, falling 6-5 to the Mustangs and 6-5 to Standing Buffalo.
U13 Rampage #2 travelled to Regina and won 8-3 over the Regina Crossfire and 4-2 over the Moosomin Maulers, and the U15 Rampage were also in the Queen City, picking up a 3-1 win over the Regina Predators and a 9-3 victory over Moosomin.
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