Biggest Takeaways from Thursday's NHL Playoff Action

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Biggest Takeaways from Thursday's NHL Playoff Action
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There were two second-round playoff matchups on the NHL schedule Thursday night and both of them provided hockey fans with thrilling late-game action.

The Boston Bruins defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime on home ice to take a 1-0 series lead. Bruins forward Brad Marchand scored almost 16 minutes into the extra period to help Boston improve to 3-0 in overtime during the postseason

In the late-night game on the West Coast, the Los Angeles Kings took a 2-0 series lead over the rival San Jose Sharks thanks to an amazing third-period comeback with two goals in the final two minutes for a 4-3 victory. The defending Stanley Cup champions have now won six games in a row, which is the best winning streak of the playoffs thus far.

Let's look at the biggest takeaways from Thursday's playoff action.

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