Game 3 is usually Monday night in Newark.
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 41 shots, limiting the Devils to the rookie Nico Hischier’s unassisted goal inside opening period, Sami Vatanen’s sixth career playoff goal late inside second along with also also Blake Coleman’s third-period tally in which trimmed Tampa Bay’s lead to 5-3 with eight minutes left.
Goalie Cory Schneider came off the bench to keep the Devils inside game with 10 saves, nine inside final period.
5 players scored inside Lightning’s 5-2 victory in Game 1, with just one of the goals coming coming from the team’s top line of Kucherov, Steven Stamkos along with also also J. T. Miller — Kucherov’s empty-netter having a little over a minute remaining.
Tampa Bay’s second along with also also third lines Just as before did most of the damage, with Point scoring at 12:15 of the first period along with also also Killorn, Johnson along with also also Kucherov adding goals during a three-minute stretch of the second to build a 4-1 lead.
Both of Killorn’s goals came on power plays. Kucherov’s second of the series deflected off Vatanen’s stick into the Devils’ net.
Vasilevskiy stopped 29 of 31 shots inside opener along with also also was outstanding again on Saturday, when the Devils outshot the Lightning, 44-25.
BRUINS 7, MAPLE LEAFS 3 David Pastrnak had a hat trick along with also also three assists to help host Boston blow out Toronto for the second straight game, leading the Bruins to a two-games-to-none lead inside best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series.
Brad Marchand along with also also Patrice Bergeron each had four assists for the Bruins, along with also also Torey Krug had three. Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots for Boston, along with also also David Krejci, Rick Nash, Jake DeBrusk along with also also Kevan Miller also scored.
Two nights after Frederik Andersen allowed 5 goals inside series opener, he gave up three more on 5 shots inside first 12 minutes 13 seconds before he was replaced by the backup Curtis McElhinney, who stopped 19 of the 23 shots he faced.
PREDATORS 5, AVALANCHE 4 Ryan Hartman’s empty-net goal with 1:09 left wound up being the winner as the Predators held off Colorado in Nashville for a two-games-to-none lead in their first-round Western Conference series. After Hartman gave the Predators a 5-3 lead, Alexander Kerfoot pulled Colorado to 5-4 with 35.8 seconds left. yet the Avalanche couldn’t get another puck past goalie Pekka Rinne.
Kevin Fiala had a goal along with also also an assist, along with also also Viktor Arvidsson, Ryan Johansen along with also also Austin Watson scored a goal apiece. P. K. Subban along with also also Mattias Ekholm each had two assists for Nashville, which has won 12 straight over the Avalanche. Rinne made 26 saves. Nathan MacKinnon had a goal along with also also an assist, along with also also Gabriel Bourque along with also also Gabriel Landeskog each added a goal for Colorado.
SHARKS 3, DUCKS 2 Logan Couture had a goal along with also also an assist, Martin Jones made 28 saves along with also also San Jose excelled on the road again, beating Anaheim to take a wo-games-to-none lead in their first-round Western Conference playoff series.
Marcus Sorensen along with also also Tomas Hertl also scored for the Sharks, who gave another disciplined, organized performance while moving halfway to their first playoff series victory since their Stanley Cup Final run in 2016. The Sharks also are halfway to their first playoff series victory over Anaheim, their longtime downstate rivals.
Hampus Lindholm had a goal along with also also an assist for the Ducks, who are leaving Honda Center with an 0-2 series deficit for the third time in their last 5 playoff series.
Jakob Silfverberg scored inside opening minute along with also also John Gibson stopped 32 shots as Anaheim dropped to 3-6 in its last nine home playoff games overall.
Game 3 is usually Monday night in San Jose.
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