The Washington Capitals advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, while the Tampa Bay Lightning charged their way into a Game 7 home tilt against the Detroit Red Wings. Here are four stories from Monday night:
Michael Carter-Williams had 22 points and eight assists, Khris Middleton scored 21 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks avoided elimination again with a 94-88 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.
Skating around every opponent on the ice, rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the go-ahead goal with less than 7 ½ minutes left in Game 7, and Braden Holtby only needed to make 10 saves Monday night, lifting the Washington Capitals past the New York Islanders 2-1.
Tyler Johnson scored two goals in his latest stellar performance and the Tampa Bay Lightning held on for a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.