NHL News and Notes from Monday, May 17th, 2021
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has suspended forward Sam Bennett of the Florida Panthers.
- Bennett was suspended for one game for boarding Tampa Bay Lightning forward Blake Coleman on Sunday night in Game 1.
- Bennett will miss Game 2 on Tuesday night.
- Boston Bruins v. Washington Capitals – Game 2 – 730p ET
- In Washington for game two the Capitals look to continue their winning ways against the Boston Bruins. However, in the first period Jake DeBrusk would strike first for the B’s to take the 1-0 lead, but TJ Oshie would respond on the powerplay to tie the game at one. Patrice Bergeron would score shortly after to regain the one goal lead for the Bruins, but Garnet Hathaway would deflect a Dmitry Orlov blast to tie the game back up for the Caps. After a scoreless second period Hathaway would net his second of the game to give the Caps the 3-2 lead, but Taylor Hall would score to tie the game at three and send the game to overtime once again. In the extra frame the Bruins would only need 39 seconds as Brad Marchand would strike to give the Bruins the 4-3 victory and tie the series at one.
- Nashville Predators v. Carolina Hurricanes – Game 1 – 8p ET
- In Carolina the Hurricanes would host the Nashville Predators, and in the first period Filip Forsberg would open the scoring for the Preds, but Teuvo Teravainen would strike to tie the game at one for the Canes. In the second period Jordan Staal would strike to give the Canes their first lead of the game, but a few minutes later Erik Haula would strike to tie the game back up at two for the Preds. Then in the third period Nino Niederreiter, Staal, and Andrei Svechnikov would score to give the Hurricanes the 5-2 victory and give them the 1-0 series lead.
- Michael’s TXHT Recap – Canes Storm the Preds in Game One
- St. Louis Blues v. Colorado Avalanche – Game 1 – 10p ET
- In Colorado for game one of their West Division First Round match up, the Avalanche would host the St. Louis Blues, and in the first period Cale Makar would strike to give the Avs the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period the Avs would dominate throughout much of the period, but it would be Jordan Kyrou would strike to tie the game at one for the Blues. Then in the third period it would be a three goal period as Nathan MacKinnon would net a pair of goals and Gabriel Landeskog would score to give the Avalanche the 4-1 victory and 1-0 series lead over the Blues.
- Russell’s TXHT Recap – Avs Bury the Blues
- NYI v. PIT – Game 2 – 730p ET
- TB v. FLA – Game 2 – 8p ET
- MIN v. VGK – Game 2 – 10p ET