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Stanley Cup champs work overtime to cut series deficit

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

Three games went to overtime, another was a one-goal game and the fifth was also very close in a highly-competitive day of NHL postseason action on Sunday from the Toronto and Edmonton hubs. Tampa Bay and Columbus start things off today when they resume what has been a very hard-fought series at 3 p.m.

St. Louis Blues 3, Vancouver Canucks 2 (OT)

Brayden Schenn’s breakaway goal 15:06 into overtime gave the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 and prevented the Stanley Cup champs from going down three games to none in the series. Jake Allen got the call in net and responded with 39 saves in his first playoff start since May 7, 2017.

Vancouver leads the series two games to one.

SBN Recaps: St. Louis Game Time / Nucks Misconduct

New York Islanders 2, Washington Capitals 1 (OT)

Mathew Barzal scored at 4:28 of overtime and Semyon Varlamov made 22 stops to give the New York Islanders a 2-1 win against the Washington Capitals in Toronto, putting the favored Capitals on the brink of elimination.

The Islanders lead the series thee games to none.

SBN Recaps: Lighthouse Hockey / Japers’ Rink

Dallas Stars 5, Calgary Flames 4 (OT)

Joe Pavelski scored his first Stanley Cup Playoff hat trick, notching the tying goal with 12 seconds left in the third period, and Alexander Radulov bagged the winner 16:05 into overtime as the Dallas Stars tied the series with a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames.

Series tied two games to two.

SBN Recaps: Defending Big D / Matchsticks and Gasoline

Chicago Blackhawks 3, Vegas Golden Knights 1

Corey Crawford made 48 saves and Drake Caggiula, Matthew Highmore and Alex DeBrincat scored the goals as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 to avoid elimination.

Vegas leads the series thee games to one.

SBN Recaps: Second City Hockey / Knights On Ice

Philadelphia Flyers 1, Montreal Canadiens 0

Carter Hart made 23 saves to post his first career playoff shutout and Jakub Voracek scored the game’s only goal as the Philadelphia Flyers regained the series lead with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Philadelphia leads the series two games to one.

SBN Recaps: Broad Street Hockey / Eyes On The Prize

Today’s Games

Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets 3 p.m. NBCSN (TBL leads 2-1)

Colorado Avalanche at Arizona Coyotes 5:30 p.m. NBCSN (COL leads 2-1)

Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes 8 p.m. NBCSN (BOS leads 2-1)

St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks 10:30 p.m. NBCSN (VAN leads 2-1)