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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov (86) is stopped by Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell (36) during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Toronto, Monday, May 2, 2022. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews had two goals and an assist and Jack Campbell made 23 saves in the second playoff shutout of his career as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning 5-0 Monday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoffs series.

Mitch Marner had a goal and two assists. Jake Muzzin scored and David Kampf added a goal on a short-handed breakaway for Toronto, which killed off five Lightning power plays, including an early five-minute major.

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots for the Lightning.

The second game of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday in Toronto.

KINGS 4, OILERS 3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Phillip Danault scored at 14:46 of the third period, leading Los Angeles past Edmonton in Game 1 of the teams' first-round playoff series.

Trevor Moore and Alex Iafallo each had a goal and assist for the Kings. Brandon Lemieux also scored.

Connor McDavid and Kailier Yamamoto each had a goal and assist for Edmonton. Leon Draisaitl rounded out the scoring with a power-play goal.

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made 35 saves. Mike Smith stopped 31 of 35 shots for Edmonton.

Game 2 is Wednesday in Edmonton. The series shifts to Los Angeles for Game 3 on Friday.

HURRICANES 5, BRUINS 1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Seth Jarvis and Nino Niederreiter scored second-period goals and Antti Raanta had 35 saves his his playoff debut as Carolina beat Boston in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

Jarvis and Niederreiter scored roughly two minutes apart in the second period to break a scoreless tie. Teuvo Teravainen and Vincent Trocheck added third-period goals. Andrei Svechnikov punctuated the win with an empty-net goal at 17:59,.

Taylor Hall scored for Boston early in the third. Linus Ullmark finished with 20 saves for the Bruins, who have lost all four matchups with Carolina this year by a combined score of 21-2.

Game 2 is Wednesday in Raleigh.

BLUES 4, WILD 0

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — David Perron had a hat trick and an assist to lead St. Louis past Minnesota in Game 1 of their first-round series, one year after he missed the playoffs with COVID-19.

Ryan O'Reilly scored, Torey Krug added three assists and Ville Husso made 37 saves for the shutout in his postseason debut for the Blues.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots for the Wild. He got the nod over All-Star Cam Talbot, who went 13-0-3 in his last 16 starts.

Game 2 is in St. Paul on Wednesday night, before the series shifts south to St. Louis.

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