NHL Daily – Three Ties and a Blowout

NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

News

  • The New Jersey Devils announced that they have moved on from assistant coaches Alain Nasreddine and Mark Recchi.

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Game Recaps

  • Boston Bruins v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET – Game 2
    • In Raleigh, the Bruins look to tie the series at a game a piece, while Carolina looks to take the 2-0 series advantage. In the first period, Carolina takes the 1-0 lead when Jesper Fast scores his first of the postseason and then the Canes take the 2-0 lead when Sebastian Aho strikes with his first of the playoffs. In the second, Sebastian Aho scores his second of the contest to give the Hurricanes the 3-0 lead but then the B’s get on the board when Patrice Bergeron scores his first of the postseason. Carolina then jumps out to the 4-1 lead when Nino Niederreiter scores his second of the postseason. In the third, Patrice Bergeron’s second of the night brings Boston within two but Nino Niederreiter scores the empty net, his third of the postseason, to give the Hurricanes the 5-2 win over the Bruins.
    • Dickson’s TXHT Game Recap – Hurricanes Take 2-0 Series Lead, Down Bruins 5-2
  • Tampa Bay Lightning v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 730p ET – Game 2
    • In Toronto, the Lightning look to even up the series, while Toronto looks to take the 2-0 series lead. In the first period, Victor Hedman nets his first of the postseason to give Tampa Bay the 1-0 lead. In the second, Corey Perry scores his first to give the Lightning the 2-0 lead but then Michael Bunting nets his first to bring the Leafs within a goal. Nikita Kucherov then goes on to score his first of the playoffs to make it a 3-1 Tampa Bay lead. In the third, Brandon Hagel scores his first and then Brayden Point scores his first to give the Bolts the 5-1 lead. Toronto then gets a pair of goals from Mitchell Marner, his second of the playoffs, and Alexander Kerfoot, his first of the postseason, but the Toronto comeback is not enough as the Lightning get the 5-3 win over the Maple Leafs.
    • Scott’s TXHT Game Recap – Lightning Even Up Series With The Leafs
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  • St. Louis Blues v. Minnesota Wild – 930p ET – Game 2
    • In the State of Hockey, Minnesota looks to tie the series up while the Blues look to head home with the 2-0 series lead. In the first period, Minnesota gets a trio of goals from Joel Eriksson Ek, Frederick Gaudreau, scoring on the power play, and Kirill Kaprizov, also scoring on the power play, all notch their first goals of the postseason to give Minnesota the 3-0 lead. In the second, Joel Eriksson Ek scores his second of the night to make it a 4-0 Wild lead. St. Louis then gets on the board when Jordan Kyrou scores his first of the postseason on the Blues power play. In the third, Vladimir Tarasenko scores his first of the postseason to bring the Blues within two but Minnesota gets a pair of goals from Kirill Kaprizov to give the Wild the 6-2 win and tie the series with the Blues 1-1.
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  • Los Angeles Kings v. Edmonton Oilers – 10p ET – Game 2
    • In Edmonton, the Oilers look to tie the series up while the Kings look to head back to Hollywood with the 2-0 series lead. After a scoreless first, Edmonton gets a trio of goals when Leon Draisaitl, Darnell Nurse, and Ryan McLeod all score to give the Oilers the 3-0 lead. In the third, Evander Kane scores his first of the postseason to give Edmonton the 4-0 lead and then Jesse Puljujarvi scores to make it a 5-0 Oilers lead. Evander Kane then nets his second of the night to make it a 6-0 Edmonton lead and win with the series tied 1-1.
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Today’s Games

  • PIT v. NYR – 7p ET – Game 2
  • WAS v. FLA – 730p ET – Game 2
  • NAS v. COL – 930p ET – Game 2
  • DAL v. CAL – 10p ET – Game 2

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • 32 Thoughts Podcast: First Playoff Carcast (SportsNet)
  • Five takeaways from the Capitals’ Game 1 victory over the Panthers (The Athletic – $)
  • A dialed-in Evgeny Kuznetsov gives the Caps another reason to believe (Washington Post via MSN.com)
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