NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
- In the NHL Draft Lottery the Buffalo Sabres earned the First Overall Pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.
- The Seattle Kraken will select second, and the Anaheim Ducks will select third.
- Montreal Canadiens v. Winnipeg Jets – Game 1 – 730p ET
- In Winnipeg for the start of the second round in the North Division, the Jets would host the Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period the Habs would be all over the Jets. While Adam Lowry would score for the Jets, goals from Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Eric Staal, and Nick Suzuki would give Montreal the 3-1 lead. After a scoreless second period Derek Forbort and Kyle Connor would score for the Jets, but goals from Brendan Gallagher and Jake Evans would give the Canadiens the 5-3 victory and the 1-0 series lead.
- Dickson’s TXHT Recap – Canadiens v. Jets – Game 1
- Vegas Golden Knights v. Colorado Avalanche – Game 2 – 10p ET
- In Colorado for game two, the Vegas Golden Knights look to bounce back to even the series against the Avalanche. In the first period Brandon Saad would strike first for the Avs, but Alec Martinez would score to tie the game at one for the Knights. Tyson Jost scores his second to make it a 2-1 Avs lead. In the second, Reilly Smith scores for Vegas to tie the game 2-2. In the overtime session, Mikko Rantanen scores to give the Avs the 3-2 win.
- Scott’s TXHT Recap – Avalanche earn 2-0 series lead with OT victory
- BOS v. NYI – Game 3 – 730p ET
- CAR v. TB – Game 3 – 8p ET