NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
- The Detroit Red Wings announced that they have re-signed head coach Jeff Blashill to a contract extension.
- Assistant coach Dan Bylsma would leave the team to pursue other opportunities.
- New York Islanders v. Pittsburgh Penguins – Game 2 – 730p ET
- In Pittsburgh the Penguins look to even their series with the New York Islanders, and in the first period Bryan Rust and Jeff Carter would strike to give the Pens the 2-0 lead. Then in the second period Josh Bailey would strike for the Isles to cut their deficit to one. However, the Penguins would hold on to take the 2-1 victory and tie the series at one.
- Shaggy’s TXHT Recap – Jarry Comes Up Big As Penguins Tie Up Series
- Tampa Bay Lightning v. Florida Panthers – Game 2 – 8p ET
- In Florida the Panthers look to tie their series with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and in the first period Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat would score to give the Bolts the 2-0 lead. In the second period Mason Marchment would strike to get the Panthers back within one. Then in the third period Yanni Gourde would score to ice this one for the Lightning as they would go on to win 3-1 and take the 2-0 series lead.
- Aryan’s TXHT Recap – Bolts Tame the Panthers for 2-0 Lead
- Minnesota Wild v. Vegas Golden Knights – Game 2 – 10p ET
- In Vegas, the Wild look to take the 2-0 series lead over the Golden Knights. After a scoreless first period, the scoring starts with a goal by Minnesota’s Matt Dumba to take the 1-0 lead. 18 seconds later, Vegas ties the game when Jonathan Marchessault scores. Vegas goes on to take the 2-1 lead when Alex Tuch nets his first goal of the postseason. Late in the third period while on a power play, Alex Tuch notches his second goal of the contest as the Golden Knights tie this series up 1-1 with the 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
- Scott’s TXHT Recap – Golden Knights Even Up Series
- WAS v. BOS – Game 3 – 630p ET – Game 3 Preview
- NAS v. CAR – Game 2 – 8p ET
- WIN v. EDM – Game 1 – 9p ET – Preview
- STL v. COL – Game 2 – 1030p ET