Both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings picked up big victories, while Paul MacLean provided some humour in our top Stanley Cup stories from Saturday:
1. Coach Randy Carlyle shuffled and shook his Maple Leafs ahead of Game 2 against the Boston Bruins and his team responded. Joffrey Lupul potted a pair, Phill Kessel finally solved his former team for the game winner, and James van Riemsdkyk put the icing on the (birthday) cake with this stunner. The 4-3 victory was Toronto's first post-season win since April 30, 2004. They'll look to gain the series lead at home in Game 3 Monday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7 p.m. ET).
2. Justin Williams' heroics continued in Game 3 against the St. Louis Blues when he preserved the Kings' 1-0 lead in the third with this diving defensive effort. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stopped 30 shots for the shutout, and fans gave him a loud Twitter ovation. The defending Stanley Cup champions aim to avoid a 3-1 series deficit Monday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 10 p.m. ET).
3. Montreal winger Brandon Prust called Ottawa coach Paul MacLean some names in his post-Game 1 comments. MacLean turned away a couple of the shots, but admitted he let one past him. "Well … 'Bug-Eyed?' I've never been called that before. That's a new one," said MacLean. "Walrus? That's too easy. But I will tell you one thing I'm not fat. I might be husky but I'm not fat. So, I took offence to that." The Senators host the Canadiens in Game 3 Sunday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7 p.m. ET).
4. A technicality in the NHL's delay-of-game rule helped Washington edge New York 1-0 in Game 2. The Rangers looked like they were headed to the power play with seconds left in regulation when a puck went off Capitals defenceman Karl Alzner's stick and sailed over the glass. The play was ruled a deflection, unlike when Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh shot the biscuit over the glass 7:09 into overtime. Caps defenceman Mike Green capitalized on the power play to score the game winner and give Washington a 2-0 series lead.
5. Five days into the Stanley Cup playoffs and Brendan Shanahan is already a busy man. The NHL's vice-president of safety might also have to look at this hit by Detroit winger Justin Abdelkader on Anaheim defenceman Toni Lydman in the Ducks' zone. But Anaheim dominated at the other end, scoring three goals in the third period for a 4-0, Game 3 victory and 2-1 series lead.