The double overtime hours of the Columbus Blue Jackets across the Boston Bruins have closed seven nights in a row, and you will not find us complaining.
Here is a summary of yesterday's action (look at the replay of all playoff games on ESPN +) and what to look out for tonight in today's edition of the ESPN Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily:
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About Last Night …
Game 2: Dallas Stars 4, St. Louis Blues 2 (Series 1
Roope Hintz and Mattias Janmark score points in the first season to win 4: 2 against Blues.
Game 2: Columbus Blue Jackets 3, Boston Bruins 2 (2OT) (series 1-1). For the second series game this had to be decided in the extension. The Blue Jackets had a hard time to make insults. The game was a bit choppy, with some bloodshed, quite a lot of sales and not many shots. Tuukka Rask would make two grandiose parades at Nick Foligno – one at the end of regulation, – one in overtime – to keep the Bruins in it. Not to be outdone, Sergei Bobrovsky also had a number of spectacular saves, including Patrice Bergeron on two strong chances. Matt Duchene worked overtime on the powerplay as the Blue Jackets gave the Bruins their home advantage.
1. Matt Duchene, C, Columbus Blue Jackets. Duchenes fourth goal in six playoff games. Double overtime winners, enough said.
2. Roope Hintz, C, Dallas Stars. Having scored several goals (and only nine goals) in the regular season, the Finn now has two goals with several goals in the postseason and is tied to the top of the field with four goals.
3. Artemi Panarin, LW, Columbus Blue Jackets. It seems wiser and smarter for GM Jarmo Kekalainen to have Panarin nearby instead of swapping it for the deadline. The Breadman became the first four-goal Blue Jackets player in a single postseason with an 8: 3 of the second leg, an absurd shot from a seemingly impossible angle .
Play of the Night
This pass is a beauty.
– Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) April 27, 2019
Dud of the Night
We praised Charlie Coyle as one of the best acquisitions for the trading session this season; He was great for the most part. The turnover that led to Panarin's second goal, however, was criminal. In the playoffs you can not make blind backhand passes in your own zone.
The sales of Brutal Charlie Coyle leads Artemi Panarin to the second goal of the game. pic.twitter.com/4foqqr9Mcn
– Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) April 28, 2019
Carolina Hurricanes at the New York Islanders, Game 2, 15.00 Watch ET (Hurricane leads the series 1-0)
If you love a tight, off-off hockey, Game 1 is just right for you. Carolina is currently one of the hottest teams in the playoffs; After losing their first two games against Washington, the Canes have now won five of their last six. New York is likely to rely heavily on Robin Lehner to earn a home split. Lehner has lost just one goal in each of his last four games, despite the Isles having made a 10-day stopover.
Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks, Game 2, 7:30 pm. ET (Sharks lead the series 1-0).
In Game 1, the Avalanche could not keep up with San Jose's second-round late in the game. The sharks surprisingly had their legs after an emotionally and physically exhausting opening round against the Golden Knights. It was a great evening for Joe Thornton's line (five points). And do not look now, but Martin Jones had a good trip again. It was a hard night for the defender of Colorado, Erik Johnson and Samuel Girard, the latter returning from injury.
Social position of the day
– Tyler Seguin (@tseguinofficial) April 27, 2019
Not everyone agreed that Miro Heiskanen was out of the top three in the Calder Trophy vote Hamilton the Pig was not on the road for Game 1. "It's nice to know that it's not just the pig, some of the guys in the room also have some appreciation."
– Luke DeCock (@LukeDeCock) April 27, 2019
Hamilton turns the pig into Bark-Andre Fleury (2019).