Another night of the NHL playoffs has passed us by, and the Edmonton Oilers are not happy with how things ended in their game with Los Angeles. In the Central, Minnesota bounced back against Dallas at home.
In Colorado, it was a very optional practice, but the Avalanche are optimistic Lars Eller will be okay for game three. And the Colorado Eagles are moving on in the AHL playoffs.
All that and more in this Saturday edition of Evan’s Daily.
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Lars Eller is doing “okay” after going hard into the boards on Thursday, but Jared Bednar wouldn’t quite commit to him playing in game three. Also, Bednar talks the importance of face-offs in the playoffs so far. Read about it here.
Evan Rodrigues and Artturi Lehkonen had tremendous nights on Nathan MacKinnon’s wing in game two.
I’m about to hop on a flight to Seattle. More coming from morning skate with the Avalanche.
The Eagles dropped six goals on the Ontario Reign, and are advancing to round two of the AHL playoffs.
In desperate need of a win, the Islanders scored four goals late to take game three of their series and get on the board against the Carolin Hurricanes.
Without Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, the Bruins still found a way to beat the Florida Panthers. That’s why they were the best team in the NHL during the regular season.
Minnesota only got Joel Eriksson-Ek back for one shift, but that might have been enough to give them an emotional boost, as they beat the Stars in game three. Now, are they stupid enough to go back to Marc-Andre Fleury in game four? We’ll see…
Did the puck hit Gabe Vilardi‘s stick or not? The Oilers think it did, but the NHL ruled it didn’t. The Kings managed to score in overtime to take the series lead, but Edmonton was not happy. What do you think?
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