STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF NEWS APRIL 18
SHARKS BURST OUT OFFENSIVELY, EVEN SERIES WITH OILERS
The Sharks rebounded from consecutive shutout losses with a 7-0 victory to even their series with the Oilers.
RANGERS WIN TO PULL EVEN IN SERIES WITH CANADIENS
Rick Nash scored the go-ahead goal at 4:28 of the second period and Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves to record the win as the Rangers evened their series with the Canadiens.
BLUE JACKETS HANG ON TO AVOID ELIMINATION
Five different skaters scored to help the Blue Jackets stave off elimination and force Game 5 in their First Round series against the Penguins. Columbus earned its first-ever postseason victory in regulation and won a playoff game in which it faced elimination for the first time in franchise history.
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF MUSINGS
- Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel (1-0—1) leads all skaters with five goals in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (5-1—6 in 4 GP). Elias notes that Guentzel became the first player to score five goals in his first four career postseason games since Maurice Richard in 1944 (w/ MTL)
- Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin (0-2—2) leads all skaters with 2-6—8 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (4 GP)
- Sharks forward Patrick Marleau (1-1—2) scored his 66th career playoff goal to tie Joe Nieuwendyk and Denis Savard for 18th on the all-time list. Only Jaromir Jagr (78) has scored more postseason goals among active players
- T-Mobile Arena will host the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft on June 21 in Las Vegas.
TUESDAY’S STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
NY RANGERS 2, Montreal 1 – series tied 2-2
COLUMBUS 5, Pittsburgh 4 – PIT leads 3-1
SAN JOSE 7, Edmonton 0 – series tied 2-2
WEDNESDAY’S STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF ACTION
All Times Eastern
Washington @ Toronto, TOR leads 2-1, 7 p.m.
Ottawa @ Boston, OTT leads 2-1, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota @ St. Louis, STL leads 3-0, 9:30 p.m.
Anaheim @ Calgary, ANA leads 3-0, 10 p.m.