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Vancouver takes 2-0 lead over St. Louis with overtime win

Vancouver Canucks v St Louis Blues - Game Two Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images

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.

Vancouver Canucks 4, St. Louis Blues 3 (OT)

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.

SBN Recaps: Nucks Misconduct / St. Louis Game Time

New York Islanders 5, Washington Capitals 2

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.

SBN Recaps: Lighthouse Hockey / Japers’ Rink

Montreal Canadiens 5, Philadelphia Flyers 0

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.

SBN Recaps: Eyes On The Prize / Broad Street Hockey

Colorado Avalanche 3, Arizona Coyotes 2

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.

SBN Recap: Mile High Hockey

Calgary Flames 2, Dallas Stars 0

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.

SBN Recaps: Matchsticks and Gasoline / Defending Big D

Today’s Games

Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes 12 p.m. NBC (Series tied 1-1)

Colorado Avalanche at Arizona Coyotes 3 p.m. CNBC (COL leads 2-0)

Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets 7:30 pm.m NBCSN (Series tied 1-1)

Vegas Golden Knights at Chicago Blackhawks 8 p.m. NBC (VGK leads 2-0)