After a little two day pause the NHL playoffs returned yesterday with three games on the slate. I’m here to get you caught up on everything you might have missed if you didn’t spend your Saturday watching hockey for some odd reason. So, here another edition of Walsh’s
Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning- Game 4
Our first game of the day with a nice and early noon start time. Nothing better than hockey being on all day if you ask me. After getting blown out in game 3 the Bruins would look to bounce back and try to even the series. They actually got off to a decent start having the bulk of the early chances. They just weren’t able to get one past the Tampa net-minder. Against the Lightning you have to capitalize on your opportunities or they will make you pay. That’s what would happen here as Tampa would get the first goal of the game and take a 1-0 lead into the 2nd period. Bruins fans are probably really missing Tuukka Rask right about now as Halak hasn’t been all that great in this series and it showed with the bad goal he let up in the second period that would give Tampa a 2-0 lead. The game was still close but shortly after that second goal went in Boston’s Nick Ritchie, would take a bone head penalty as he hit Yanni Gourde well after the puck was gone an was assessed a five minute major. The Bruins did well to kill most of it but with only about 20 seconds left on the major a shot from the point would get deflected and sneak past Halak and Tampa had a 3-0 lead heading to the third period. The Bruins would get one back in the third but it wouldn’t be enough as Tampa would hold on to take a commanding series lead.
Tampa Leads Series 3-1
Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders- Game 3
The second game of the day was my Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Islanders in a pivotal game three. I’m not talking about this game I refuse to do it. We’ll be back tonight at 8pm.
Islanders lead series 2-1
Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks- Game 3
Image-Knights on Ice
Finally, the nightcap was game three between the Knights and Canucks. Could Vancouver capitalize on the momentum from their game 2 win? The answer is no, no they couldn’t. The Vegas Golden Knights proved too much for the Canucks. The Canucks couldn’t get one past the Vegas goaltender and now the Knights have the series lead at 2-1. Game 4 is tonight at 10:30pm on NBCSN.
Vegas leads Series 2-1