NHL Postseason Caterwaul: Bruins one step away from Cup Final after 2-1 win over Hurricanes

Two assists for Vincent Praplan at Worlds

Tuukka Rask made 35 saves and Chris Wagner and Brad Marchand scored the goals as the Boston Bruins edged the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in Raleigh to take a commanding three games to none lead in the Eastern Conference Final. Marchand’s power-play goal  6:28 into the second period proved to be the game-winner. Calvin de Haan scored later in the frame for the Hurricanes, who could not solve Rask over the final 26:12 to get the game to overtime. Curtis McElhinney started in place of Petr Mrazek and finished with 29 stop.

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Western Conference Final (Game 3)

San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues 8 p.m. NBCSN (Series tied 1-1)

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IIHF World Championship (games involving Florida Panthers)

Vincent Praplan assisted on two goals in Switzerland’s 4-0 shutout win over Austria. Praplan logged 16:30 TOI and finished the game with one shot on goal and +1 rating. The Cats prospect took a tripping penalty early in the third period and lost the only draw he took. Praplan drew the secondary assist on Kevin Fiala’s game-opening goal with 33 seconds left in the first period and later had a hand in setting up Sven Andrighetto’s power-play marker with 13 seconds left in regulation.

Other results

Denmark 9, Great Britain 0

Germany 4, France 1

Latvia 3, Austria 0

Today’s games

USA (Frank Vatrano) vs. Great Britain 10:15 a.m. NHL Network, TSN

Switzerland (Vincent Praplan) vs. Norway 10:15 a.m. TSN5

Germany vs. Slovakia 2:15 p.m. NHL Network, TSN

Russia (Evgenii Dadonov) vs. Italy 2:15 p.m. TSN5

LBC Poll

Who will win Game 3 of the WCF?

St. Louis Blues10
San Jose Sharks7