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Vegas wins first-ever postseason game

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Los Angeles Kings at Vegas Golden Knights Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway.

Last night’s games saw the Pittsburgh Penguins rout the Philadelphia Flyers 7-0, with Sidney Crosby notching a hat-trick. The Winnipeg Jets edged the Minnesota Wild 3-2, thanks to Joe Morrow’s game-winning third period goal; and the Vegas Golden Knights blanked the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 on Marc-Andre Fleury’s 30-save shutout.

The other five playoff series open tonight. The New Jersey Devils visit the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m. (NHL Network). The Boston Bruins host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. (NBCSN). The Columbus Blue Jackets visit the Washington Capitals at 7:30 p.m. (USA). The Nashville Predators host the Colorado Avalanche at 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN). And finally, The San Jose Sharks visit the Anaheim Ducks at 10:30 p.m. (USA).