Stanley Cup Playoffs: Flames must contain Otters, MacDavid in Game 4

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Flames must contain Otters, MacDavid in Game 4

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Buzz, a daily in-depth look at the 2022 NHL postseason. There are two playoff games scheduled for Tuesday, Day 23 of the post-season.

watching his movements

There are two games on Tuesday’s Stanley Cup schedule:

Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers (7 p.m. ET; ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVAS)

Rangers will attempt to win for the second time in a row at Madison Square Garden and even a best of 7 streak in Game 4 of the second round of the Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes (2.44 goals per game) and Rangers (2.49) were two of the strongest defensive teams in the NHL in the regular season, so it should come as no surprise that goals were the highest in the series. After Carolina won 2-1 in Game 1 and 2-0 in Game 2 at home, New York responded by winning 3-1 in Game 3 at home. Matches 2 and 3 ended with goals in the empty nets, so each game in the series was decided by one goal. Carolina will attempt to win her first Stanley Cup playoff road game (0-4).

Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers (9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)

Hope the fire is contained Conor MacDavid They are even trying to make it to the series in Game Four of the second round of the Western Conference. The Oilers are leading the playoffs with 23 points (six goals, 17 assists) in 10 games, including nine points (two goals, seven assists) against Flame. He was at his best, racing on the ice in a hurry, protecting the disc in the attack zone and chasing the net. This helped Edmonton score 15 goals against a Calgary team that finished third in the National Hockey League in goals (2.51 per game) in the regular season. McDavid earned multiple points in every playoff except for one.

what we learned

Lightning finds its way again

The Tampa Bay Lightning once again showed how they find ways to win in their 2-0 victory over the Florida Panthers in Game 4 of the second round of the Eastern Conference on Monday. Three of four matches in the Best-of-7 series have been tied to entering the third period and Lightning has won all of them. Certainly, Andrei Vasilevsky His 49th record-breaking sixth NHL series saves made him a big part of Monday’s win. But Tampa Bay also had to throw off two clear goals that were denied after a second-half video review by pat maroon Hit one at that 6:16 in the third goal of the first goal of the match was calculated. Ondrej Balat He scored in the empty net with 23 seconds left to seal Lightning’s third consecutive trip to the third round and 10th consecutive win in the Stanley Cup playoffs. With eight more wins in this post-season, they’ll become the first team to win the Stanley Cup in three consecutive seasons since the New Yorkers won four consecutive championships from 1980 to 1983. Tom Guletti, faculty writer

Thornton may have played the National Hockey League Final

Joe Thornton He may have played his last game in the National Hockey League in a 2-0 Panthers loss on Monday. In search of a spark facing elimination, Panthers coach Andrew Brunet used the 42-year-old for the first time in the playoffs. Thornton was minus -1 at 6:18 p.m. icy time. He’s on an expired contract, and it’s uncertain whether he’ll get another chance at the Stanley Cup that eluded him during his 19 NHL seasons with the Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Panthers. Thornton is sixth in NHL history in games played (1,714), seventh in assists (1,109) and 12 in points (1539) in the regular season and seems certain to make the Hockey Hall of Fame. – Nicholas C. Kotsunika, columnist

Avalanche wins one of the progress

The Colorado Avalanche is one win away from advancing to the Western Conference Final for the first time since 2001-02, after a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 at the Enterprise Center on Monday. Avalanche dominated in 5-on-5 against the Blues and got a triple out of them Nazim Qadri. “I loved our 5-on-5 game,” said coach Jared Bednar. “From the moment the disc went down we had a great first period, a great second period. They scored two goals in strong play and things got smaller, but we immediately went out in the third half and started playing the same way. It was a great team game from our guys.” Avalanche, who led 37-20 in shots on target, remains the only team undefeated on the road (4-0) in the Stanley Cup playoffs. – Mike J. Moriale, faculty writer

The goalkeeper’s dilemma

Phil Hoso He allowed five goals from 36 shots in a 6-3 loss in his first start since being substituted Jordan Bennington For Game 4 of the first round against Minnesota Wild. Bennington, who suffered a lower body injury in the first period of a 5-2 loss in Saturday’s game, will miss the rest of the Better than 7 series, which the Blues follow 3-1. Hosu ​​looked confident by making 15 saves in 15 shots in the first half on Monday but allowed four goals from 13 shots per second. He is 1-4 with 3.76 goals-to-average and .884 saves in five playoffs (four starts). St. Louis could consider starting a goalkeeper Charlie Lindgren, who was called up by Springfield of the American Hockey League on Sunday, in game five. The 28-year-old, who was 5-0 with 1.22 GAA and .958 saves in five games during the regular season, never played a Stanley Cup playoff game. – Morel

about last night

Tampa Bay Lightning 2, Florida Panthers 0

The Stanley Cup holders have twice beaten Presidents Cup winners and won the 10th consecutive series, joining the New York Islanders (19, 1980-84) and Montreal Canadiens (13, 1975-80; 10, 1955-1960) as the only teams to win 10 or more of the Postseason series. Vasilevskiy’s 49 saves for his sixth close in a back-to-back win, the most in NHL history, scored Maroon and Palat for Tampa Bay. Florida is closed for the first time this season. After scoring 337 goals in the regular season, the most since the Pittsburgh Penguins scored 362 in 1995-96, the Panthers scored three goals in four games against Lightning.

Colorado Avalanche 6, St. Louis Blues 3

Kadri had a hat-trick and an assist at Avalanche, who led 3-1 in the best-of-7 series. Kadri said he wanted to make his mark on Game 4 after receiving threats and threats from fans after Game 3, when he and the Blues were the defenders. Cali Rosen He collided Bennington, who suffered a lower body injury that would keep him out of the rest of the series. Qadri made it 4-1 with a 5 vs 3 goal in the second half after that Pavel Buchnevich (roughing) and David Peron (via scrutiny) They each took a penalty kick for going after Qadri in the same play. Eric JohnsonAnd Devon Toze And Miko Rantanen He also scored for Colorado, and Darcy Comber Made 17 saves. Peron scored two goals, Bukhnevich scored one, and Hosseau made 31 saves for St. Louis.

2022-05-24 18:11:29

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