STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF RECAP MAY 17 2017
FOUR-GOAL FIRST PERIOD HELPS SENATORS TAKE 2-1 SERIES LEAD
The Senators scored four goals in the first period – including three in a span of 2:18 – en route to a 5-1 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final. Ottawa improved to 5-2 at Canadian Tire Centre during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including four consecutive victories.
The Senators established a franchise playoff record for fastest three goals, eclipsing the previous mark set in Game 1 of the 2002 Conference Semifinals at TOR (4:00). The NHL record for fastest three goals by one team in the postseason is 23 seconds, set by the Maple Leafs in Game 2 of the 1979 Preliminary Round vs. ATL.
When teams are tied 1-1 in a best-of-seven series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the winner of Game 3 holds an all-time series record of 205-99, including a 3-2 mark this postseason.
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF MUSINGS
- Senators defenseman Marc Methot (1-1—2) scored his second goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (14 GP). He did not score during the 2016-17 regular season (68 GP)
- Penguins captain Sidney Crosby (1-0—1) ranks tied for fourth among all skaters with 5-10—15 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (14 GP). Crosby has recorded 34 points versus the Senators in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, his most against any NHL opponent (15-19—34 in 23 GP)
- NHL Network announced that it has secured the exclusive rights to televise the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in the United States from 2018 through 2020
- Scotiabank and the NHL announced a new multi-year agreement, continuing a decade-long partnership that began in 2007.
WEDNESDAY’S STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF RESULT
Home Team in Caps
OTTAWA 5, Pittsburgh 1 – OTT leads 2-1
THURSDAY’S STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF ACTION
All Times Eastern
Anaheim @ Nashville, NSH leads 2-1, 8 p.m.
Stanley Cup Playoff schedule