Friday’s action saw the underdog take three of the five games played, with two of those dogs taking surprising two games to none series leads. Teams with a 2-0 lead are 324-51 (86.4 percent) winning a best-of-7 Stanley Cup Playoff series. Today’s slate features four game starting with the nooner between Boston and Carolina.
Bo Horvat scored his second goal of the game 5:55 into overtime on a breakaway, and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-3 in Game 2 to extend their lead in the best-of-7 Western Conference First Round series.
Nick Leddy, Matt Martin and Brock Nelson scored in the second period, and Jean-Gabriel Pageau had two assists in the New York Islanders 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals. Alex Ovechkin scored both of the goals for Washington.
Carey Price made 30 saves and Tomas Tatar and Jesperi Kotkaniemi each scored two goals as the Montreal Canadiens blanked the Philadelphia Flyers by a 5-0 count in Toronto.
Andre Burakovsky scored with 2:53 remaining in regulation time and Philipp Grubauer made 30 saves to give the Colorado Avalanche a 3-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes.
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Cam Talbot made 35 saves for the Calgary Flames in a 2-0 win against the Dallas Stars. Talbot’s shutout was his second this postseason and gave the Flames a 2-1 series lead.
Colorado Avalanche at Arizona Coyotes 3 p.m. CNBC (COL leads 2-0)