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Four playoff games decided in overtime Monday

First time in 32 years that many have gone to OT on same day in NHL postseason

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Four Stanley Cup Playoff games were decided in overtime Monday, something that hadn't happened since April 10, 1985, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks all won in overtime in the only four games on the schedule. It's the third time in NHL history four playoff games went to overtime on the same day. The first time was April 11, 1980.

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On April 10, 1985, eight games -- all Game 1 of division semifinal series -- were played, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the New York Rangers, the Washington Capitals defeated the New York Islanders, the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings, and the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Calgary Flames in overtime.

On Monday, the Maple Leafs took a 2-1 series lead on the Capitals, the Senators grabbed a 2-1 lead on the Boston Bruins, the Predators went up 3-0 on the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Ducks rallied for a 3-0 lead on the Flames with their overtime win.

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