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Stanley Cup Playoff Review April 16 2018

Stanley Cup Playoff Review April 16 2018

Stanley Cup Playoff Review April 16 2018

SHARKS ERUPT FOR EIGHT GOALS TO TAKE 3-0 SERIES LEAD
The Sharks erupted for eight goals to establish a franchise record for most in a playoff game and take a 3-0 lead in their First Round series.

San Jose took a 3-0 lead in a Stanley Cup Playoffs series for the sixth time in franchise history. They are 4-1 in the prior five instances, falling most recently in the 2014 First Round vs. LAK.

Joe Pavelski (1-1—2) and Logan Couture (1-2—3) were two of six Sharks players to post multiple points on Monday. Pavelski (43-45—88) and Couture (32-42—74) rank third and fourth, respectively, on the franchise’s all-time playoff points list, trailing only Patrick Marleau (68-52—120) and Joe Thornton (21-84—105).

THREE TEAMS CUT SERIES DEFICITS TO 2-1
The Maple Leafs, Devils and Avalanche each secured Game 3 victories on Monday to cut their respective series deficits to 2-1.

Maple Leafs forward Patrick Marleau scored his 69th and 70th career playoff goals to pass Gordie Howe (68) and move into a tie with Steve Yzerman for 16th place on the NHL’s all-time list. He recorded his ninth career multi-goal game in the postseason; only Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby (10) has more among active NHL players.

Marleau (38 years, 213 days) became the oldest player in Maple Leafs history to score a goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, eclipsing the mark set by Norm Ullman (38 years, 109 days) in Game 4 of the 1974 Quarterfinals vs. BOS.

Frederik Andersen stopped 40 shots, including a highlight-reel stick save late in the third period to rob David Pastrnak of an open net and preserve a two-goal lead.

Trailing 2-1 in the third period, the Devils scored four unanswered goals to defeat the Lightning. New Jersey scored at least four goals in a single postseason period for the fifth time in franchise history and first since the final frame in Game 2 of the 2012 Conference Semifinals at PHI.

Former Windsor Spitfire Taylor Hall (1-2—3) became the first Devils player to record three points in a playoff game since Zach Parise in Game 4 of the 2012 Conference Finals vs. NYR (2-1—3). Hall established career highs for goals, assists and points with 39-54—93 in 2017-18.

New Jersey hosted its first playoff game at Prudential Center since Game 5 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final vs. LAK (2-1 W).

The Avalanche raced to a 4-0 lead, led by two goals from Nathan MacKinnon, to snap a 12-game losing streak against the Predators dating to April 5, 2016 (regular season and playoffs).

MacKinnon recorded his first career multi-goal playoff game. He established career highs for goals, assists and points in 2017-18 (39-58—97), sharing the League lead with 12 game-winning tallies.

Colorado scored three times in the opening frame, its most goals in the first period of a postseason game since Game 4 of the 2008 Conference Quarterfinals vs. MIN.

Stanley Cup Schedule for Tuesday Apr 17

Matchup

Time

 Washington@ Columbus

7:30 PM ET

 Winnipeg@ Minnesota

8:00 PM ET

 Vegas@ Los Angeles

10:30 PM ET