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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily – Lightning, penguins marginalized

You see, we know what many of you planned to do last night. Arya Daenerys. Viserion winter coat.

So, as a public service, everything happened here in the NHL last night (watch the replay of all playoff games on ESPN +) and what you should be aware of tonight in the latest edition of the ESPN Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily : [1

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About Last Night …

Game 3: New York Islanders 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (Islanders perform series 3-0). The Islanders have a formula for this series, and that formula has pushed the penguins to the brink of elimination. It starts with a style of play that wins no beauty pageants, but is effective. Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said, "There's not much risk with the islanders." This manifested itself in another defensive action when Robin Lehner stopped 25 shots and Penguins star Sidney Crosby was held off for the third game in a row (and was a minus 3). It continues with the perhaps most opportunistic attack in the playoffs, which suppresses the momentum of the penguins in each round. To say it: The penguins took on at 12:54 of the first season 1: 0; At 2:24 pm, the islanders had targets from Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson (62 seconds apart) to take a lead they would not give up. On Tuesday, they try to do what Crosby did not do to him in the NHL: sweep him in the first round.



Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson find the net for New York on the way to a 4-1 victory for the islanders.

Game 3: Columbus Blue Jackets 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 1 (Blue Jackets lead series 3-0). Here is a short history lesson about this series. It's the first time the jackets have won three games in the same postseason. It's the first time the Blitz 2018-19 has scored multiple goals in consecutive games. It is the fifth time in more than 100 years of NHL postseason that a team leading the regular season in points lost 3-0 in a first-round playoff series. The last team was the 2012 Vancouver Canucks five games to the Los Angeles Kings. In fact, none of these four teams rallied to win their series. The Lightning were without Victor Hedman (injured), Nikita Kucherov (exposed) and Steven Stamkos' attack (invisible). They finally looked like themselves during a series of offensive chances in the third leg, but Sergei Bobrovsky passed the test with 30 saves. With another power-play goal, the jackets are now 4-for-8 for the series; The Lightning, who had the best Powerplay and Kill opponents in the regular season, are 0 to 5 and had no man advantage in Game 3.

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Game 3: Winnipeg Jets 6, St. Louis Blues 3 (blues-lead series 2-1). The Jets relocated their offense in a must-win Game 3, scoring in rows against rookie goalie Jordan Binnington (23 goals) and the Blues. Kevin Hayes, Patrik Laine (his third goal) and Kyle Connor were just 4:01 in the second period, 3: 1. After Vladimir Tarasenko scored his first playoffs to break the lead, Brandon Tanev and Dustin Byfuglien scored the goals with 3:41. Kudos to Paul Maurice for his tinkering, including a reunion of Tavev's TLC line, Adam Lowry and Andrew Copp. By that time, Binnington had not given up more than four goals this season. All eyes will be on the beginner to see how he reacts in Game 4.

Game 3: Vegas Golden Knights 6, San Jose Sharks 3 (Knight's Lead Series 2-1). The other day coach Gerard Gallant was asked about his second line by Paul Stastny, Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty. "When did you explain it to our second line?" he asked, giggling. Since Stone's close, few trios in the NHL have reached the firepower of this Vegas line, and they had Game 3: Stone had a hat-trick and two assists, Stastny had two goals and three assists, and Pacioretty had a goal and an assist. The line took the Knights only 16 seconds into the lead and 4: 1 after two seasons. Neither Marc-Andre Fleury nor Martin Jones have done well in this brutal physical game between these freshly molded rivals – but Jones followed after being drawn into Game 3 with a savings percentage of 850 in Game 2. Not great.

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Paul Stastny beats two goals during the 6: 3 Golden Knights game over the sharks in Game 3.

Three Stars

1. Mark Stone, Vegas Golden Knights. His hat-trick was the first of the 2019 playoffs, the first in the Golden Knights postseason history, and his first in the past 414 regular season or postseason games. He was absolutely unbelievable, with his usual defense anxiety (four takeaways) and underrated gameplay (like his game to build Stastny's goal) also in the limelight.

2. Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets. He had little to do for about 40 minutes, but Bob was the difference in the third hour when Tampa found his insult and ended 16 of 17 shots. "We have a really good goalie and I thought he was really big in those 10-12 minutes when they got him up," said coach John Tortorella.

3. Robin Lehner, New York Islanders. Like Bobrovsky, the beneficiary of the great defense played before him, he also stopped all 18 blows he had after the first period. One of the best stories of the postseason adds another chapter.

The Game of the Night

While we would normally show some offensive craftsmanship, a sportive rescue or a bizarre game in this room, the game of the night had to overcook Evander Kane's stance. Ryan Reaves feud in a late fight. As Kane struggles to show that the sharks are not going down without a fight, the T-Mobile Arena gaming operations team, which played "Baby Shark (Do-Do-Do-Do)", fought this mood toward the end of the game. Which was wild.

Dud of the Night

Steven Stamkos and Sidney Crosby. With their teams in critical Game 3 battles, none of these superstars scored a point on Sunday and remained 0-for-the-playoffs. The Lightning needed something from their captain, Nikita Kucherov was suspended and Victor Hedman injured himself, but he was a minus point without scoring. Crosby had three shots in the goal … and was a minus of 3 in the victory of the islanders.

What's on the schedule

Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs, Game 3, 7 pm. ET. Draw series, 1-1.

The Leafs were to learn the fate of the Nazem Kadri center before the game as he personally appears before the NHL Player Safety Division to answer for his hit on Jake DeBrusk in Game 2 DeBrusk and defender Torey Krug according to the team "day by day".

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Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes, Game 3, 7 pm ET. Capitals lead 2-0.

The "Bunch of Jerks" return to Raleigh for the first Hurricanes playoff home game since May 26, 2009. To put this into perspective: The last home game of the postseason was played three days before Pixar's "UP" debut in theaters. Despite two defeats in a row, it sounds as if coach Rod Brind & # 39; Amour want to stay with goalkeeper Petr Mrazek.

Nashville Predators at Dallas Stars, game 3, 9:30. ET. Series draw 1: 1

Craig Smith's OT goal in Game 2 brought this series, in which coach Peter Laviolette called a "more complete" game for the Preds than for Game 1. The stars gave 43 shots in the game on 2 and only 23 for the game generated – 14 of them with even strength. They have to make better use of their opportunities.

Calgary Flames at Colorado Avalanche, game 3, 10 o'clock. ET. Series draw, 1-1.

UMass star Cale Makar signed for the Avalanche after completing his college season. Will we see the outstanding young defender in Game 3? Outsider Avs has tied the series in overtime in Game 2. The Flames are looking for a faster start and "be the more desperate team in Game 3," said coach Bill Peters. He also believes that walking on the street will be healthy for his younger players: "It may be a bit easier for the younger players to go out and play without worrying about the entertainment value," he said.

Social post of the day

The Golden Knights did a Vegas thing before Game 3. Married couples are married or renew their vows in front of the arena. They promised each other, um, a "Fleury" of kisses.


"Honestly, I thought I had just touched him back It's just one of those pieces, I think my son beats me six times a day like that, it's just a weird position he's put himself in. That's all. "- San Jose Sharks star Joe Thornton at his hit on the head of Tomas Nosek, who earned him a two-minute minor, because he had checked the head. Could it earn anything more from the NHL Player Safety Department? (Via Sin Bin )

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