- After a late goal sent Game 2 into overtime, the Lightning tied their streak with the Bruins.
- During that time, there wasn’t as much drama as the Canucks also tied their streak with the Golden Knights.
- The Maple Leafs nabbed a spot in the lead, a first round and other assets by sending Kasperi Kapanen back to the Penguins in a trade that looks terribly good for Toronto.
Scores NHL: Match 2 de Lightning – Bruins et Canucks – Golden Knights
Game 2: Lightning 4, Bruins 3 [OT] (Series tied 1-1)
Tampa Bay put in a better effort in Game 2, but it was far from certain that they would match this series. The Bruins scored the opening goal and took a break when a Lightning goal didn’t withstand an offside review. The Lightning continued to fight, including after Brad Marchand scored a second goal to send the second game to OT, and ultimately clinched a big win and a 1-1 draw in the series. As Marchand, Blake Coleman produced two goals in Game 2. Ondrej Palat ended up being the hero with the game winner.
Bruins Playoff Schedule – Lightning
Game 1: Bruins 3, Lightning 2. (recap)
Game 2: Lightning 4, Bruins 3 [OT]. (to summarize)
Game 3: Wednesday, August 26, 8 p.m. ET – NBCSN
Game 4: Friday, Aug 28, 7:30 p.m. ET – US Network
Game 5: Sunday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m. ET – NBC
* Game 6: Tuesday September 1 – to be determined
* Game 7: Wednesday September 2 – to be determined
Game 2: Canucks 5, Golden Knights 2 (series tied 1-1)
After a failure in Game 1, the Canucks stormed the start of Game 1, taking a 2-0 lead over the Golden Knights. Vegas really flexed its muscles in the second period, but Jacob Markstrom allowed just one goal, one that was tied by Elias Pettersson. Pettersson, Bo Horvat and Tyler Toffoli made some of the top Canucks who walked away in Game 2, tying what could be an exciting series against the Golden Knights.
N ° 1 Vegas Golden Knights vs. # 5 Vancouver Canucks (series tied 1-1)
Game 1: Golden Knights 5, Canucks 0. (to summarize)
Game 2: Canucks 5, Golden Knights 2. (récapitulatif)
Game 3: Thursday, August 27, 9:45 p.m. ET – NBCSN (direct)
Game 4: Saturday, August 29, 8 p.m. ET – NBCSN (direct)
Game 5: Monday August 31 – To be determined
* Game 6: Tuesday September 1 – to be determined
* Game 7: Thursday September 3 – to be determined
[NBC 2020 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF HUB]
Three stars from Tuesday’s 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff games
1. Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks
Pettersson wasn’t just useless in the first game, he didn’t even score a shot on goal. Well, the Golden Knights couldn’t keep the Canucks superstar under cover of Game 2. Petterssons scored one goal and two assists, including a 3-1 goal late in the second period which must have been a real punch for the Golden. Knights. Consider this a double price for Tyler Toffoli, who also benefited from a return of one goal and two assists in the Canucks roster. (In fact, throw out Bo Horvat and his two goals as well as strong overall performances here too, among other Canucks skaters who enjoyed good performances in Game 2.)
2. Jacob Markstrom, Canucks de Vancouver
That 3-1 Pettersson goal was such a dagger for the Golden Knights because Vegas absolutely dominated the second period. Markstrom faced 22 shots on goal during that single middle frame and allowed just one goal. Overall, Markstrom made 38 of 40 saves, allowing just a fairly insignificant late power-play goal from Max Pacioretty. If Vancouver wins this series, it will be because Markstrom excels at least a few times. He didn’t steal Game 2, but Markstrom stole the second period.
3. Blake Coleman, Lightning de Tampa Bay
Coleman participated in the highlight of the night, completing a series of surprisingly formidable moves from Zach Bogosian to score a goal from the highlights reel. Coleman also gave the Lightning their first Game 2 lead on their second count. That goal wouldn’t hold, as Brad Marchand (also with two goals) sent it to OT, but Tampa Bay managed to win. While a first round is a steep rental price, the Lightning has acquired Coleman for games like these – though they probably don’t expect two goals. this often.
Bruins Game 2 Highlights – Lightning, Canucks – Golden Knights
Bogosian’s goal – Coleman got his own message, while there are plenty of other highlights of the Lightning’s OT victory:
You can see evidence of strong nights for Pettersson, Markstrom and others:
NHL SESSION SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY
Match 2: Islanders vs Flyers, 15 h HE – NBCSN (NYI mène 1-0)
Game 3: Lightning at Bruins, 8 p.m. ET – NBCSN (series tied 1-1)
Match 3: Avalanche vs Stars, 22 h 30 HE – NBCSN (DAL mène 2-0)
Preview of the second round of PHT 2020
Bruins contre Lightning
Flyers vs. Islanders
Stars vs. Avalanche
Golden Knights contre Canucks
MORE STANLEY CUP COVERAGE:
• Schedule for the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs
James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk sur NBC Sports. Drop him a line at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.