NHL Postseason Caterwaul: Sharks double up Blues to take Game 1 of Western Conference Final

Cats prospect Vincent Praplan has three-point game at Worlds

Logan Couture and Timo Meier each scored two goals and added an assist in the San Jose Sharks 6-3 Game 1 win over the St. Louis Blues at SAP Center. Martin Jones made 28 saves and Kevin Labanc and Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks who took a one game to nothing lead. Joel Edmonson, Ryan O’Reilly and Tyler Bozak lit the lamp for the Blues.

SBN Recaps: Fear The Fin - St. Louis Game Time

Eastern Conference Final Game 2

Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins 3 p.m. NBC (Boston leads series 1-0)

Pregame at Canes Country - Stanley Cup of Chowder

IIHF World Championship

Florida Panthers prospect Vincent Praplan scored a goal and added two assists in Switzerland’s 9-0 rout of Italy. Praplan finished the game with six shots on goal, won three of six faceoffs and registered a +2 rating in 16:12 of ice time.

Juho Lammikko logged 22:32 TOI and won 11 of 26 draws in Finland’s 4-2 win over Slovakia. Kaapo Kakko poured in three more goals for the Finns, giving the second-ranked prospect for the 2019 Draft a whopping five goals in two games. Look out, Jack Hughes.

Other Saturday results

Latvia 5, Austria

Czech Republic 7, Norway 2

Denmark 5, France 4 (GWS)

Germany 3, Great Britain 1

Today’s games

USA (Frank Vatrano) vs. France 6:15 a.m.  NHL Network, TSN3

Russia (Evgenii Dadonov) vs. Austria 6:15 a.m. TSN4

Denmark vs. Germany 10:15 a.m.

Italy vs. Sweden 10:15 a.m. NHL Network, TSN3

Great Britain vs. Canada 2:15 p.m. NHL Network, TSN

Latvia vs. Switzerland (Vincent Praplan) 2:15 p.m. TSN2

LBC Poll

Who will win Game 2 of the ECF?

Boston Bruins2
Carolina Hurricanes4