Monday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Golden Knights and Lightning advance to final four

Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for his fourth shutout of the playoffs and the Vegas Golden Knights made it to the NHL’s final four after blanking the San Jose Sharks 3-0 in Game Six of their second-round series. Former Florida Panther Jonathan Marchessault opened the scoring, defenseman Nate Schmidt added an insurance goal and Cody Eakin sealed it with an empty-netter to help the Golden Knights become just the third team in NHL history to win multiple series in its first season. Vegas will face the winner of the Winnipeg - Nashville series next.

Brayden Point, J.T. Miller and Anton Stralman scored the goals and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 stops at the Tampa Bay Lightning eked out a 3-1 win to eliminate the Boston Bruins in five games. The Lightning advance to Eastern Conference final and await the winner of the Washington - Pittsburgh series.

Tonight’s games

Washington at Pittsburgh 7:00 p.m. NBCSN (Capitals lead series 3-2)

Nashville at Winnipeg 9:30 p.m. NBCSN (Jets lead series 3-2)

2018 IIHF World Championship

Sunday’s results

Group A

Russia 7, Austria 0

Maxim Mamin scored a goal and registered four shots on goal in 15:09 TOI. Mamin finished the game with a +2 rating.

Evegenii Dadonov assisted on a goal, had one shot and finished +1 in 16:55 of ice time.

Sweden 3, Czech Republic 2

Switzerland 2, Slovakia 0

Group B

Canada 10, South Korea 0

Aaron Ekblad finished with the two assists, four shots and an even rating in 18:21 TOI.

Norway 5, Germany 4 (SO)

Finland 8, Latvia 1

Harri Sateri did not play in the game. He backed up Ville Husso.

Today’s games

Group A

Belarus vs Russia (Dadonov, Mamin) 10:15 a.m.

Sweden vs France 2:15 p.m.

Group B

United States vs Germany 10:15 a.m.

Canada (Ekblad) vs Denmark 2:15 p.m..