Hurricanes and Knights are victorious hosts
CAR 5 – NJD 1, Nothing slows a team down quicker than pulling your number one goalie (.727 save percentage)…again, although taking one shot in the first period while your opponent scores twice in a five-minute span during the same period does not help either.
Carolina overall only took five more shots than New Jersey in a game where neither team could score on the power play and both teams were evenly matched in hits, blocks, and faceoffs with no one team gaining an advantage other than in net.
SC 6 – EDM 4, The name of this game is offense as both goaltenders were adequate with five goals scored in the first and third periods as the Knights won their second-round home opener versus the Oilers on a Happy Net goal with 36 seconds remaining.
Another team has a player score four goals in a game they lose, the Oilers are the most lethal power play in the NHL and they took advantage as Mr. Draisaitl scored on two out of three Edmonton power plays and tallied twice more for four total.
Two Game Twos Tonight
Toronto and Dallas look to even up their series at home tonight as the surprising Seattle and Florida teams continue to win.