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Sport NHL Bubble Wrap: Korpisalo, Heiskanen dominate; Golden Knights take control

10:50  14 august  2020
10:50  14 august  2020 Source:   nbcsports.com

Korpisalo shuts out Maple Leafs 2-0 in first playoff start

  Korpisalo shuts out Maple Leafs 2-0 in first playoff start TORONTO (AP) Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots in his first playoff start, Cam Atkinson scored early in the third period and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 on Sunday night in Game 1 of their best-of-five qualifying round series. © APWF FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo plays against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. I dont profess to know or want to know about goalies.

The Golden Knights won 2-1 and took a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference First Round. Inside the Bubble Blog: Hats off to staffs in Edmonton, Toronto. NHL execs Mayer, Matsuzaki on long NHL chief content officer Steve Mayer and League executive vice president of events Dean Matsuzaki

Reilly Smith scored 7:13 into overtime to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Thursday.

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  • The Joonas Korpisalo show continued for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
  • Miro Heiskanen showed why he is one of the NHL’s best young players.
  • Dougie Hamilton beats his former team.

Columbus Blue Jackets 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 1 (Series tied 1-1)

Alexander Wennberg scored a highlight reel goal, Pierre-Luc Dubois had another big game with a pair of assists, and Joonas Korpisalo continued his magical postseason run as the Blue Jackets evened their First Round series with Tampa Bay in a 3-1 win. This was a great bounce back game for the Blue Jackets after losing that five overtime game earlier this week. It would have been easy for them to have nothing left, but they did what they have done all season and simply found a way to get it done.

Stars-Blues stream: NHL Return to Play round-robin game

  Stars-Blues stream: NHL Return to Play round-robin game Coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and the NBC Sports app.The Stars finished the regular season on a six-game losing streak and picked up right where they left off, dropping all three games they’ve played in the Edmonton bubble (including a 2-0 exhibition loss to Nashville).

Celebrity Wrap . CBJ@TBL, Gm1: Korpisalo holds strong with 85 saves. Aug 11, 2020 • 02:53. CGY@DAL, Gm1: Dube scores PPG to take early lead.

[WATCH: All Blue Jackets vs. Golden Knights highlights]. "We just take it day by day," Hunt said. Joonas Korpisalo made 28 saves for the shutout in his first NHL postseason game when the NHL chief content officer Steve Mayer and League executive vice president of events Dean Matsuzaki

Vegas Golden Knights 4, Chicago Blackhawks 3 (Vegas leads series 2-0)

The Golden Knights are 5-0 this postseason and new starting goalie Robin Lehner is 7-0 since joining the team at the trade deadline. Reilly Smith scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help the Golden Knights take a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Blackhawks. Vegas is looking like a force right now in the Western Conference and is 16-2-0 in its past 18 games dating back to the regular season.

Carolina Hurricanes 3, Boston Bruins 2 (Series tied 1-1)

Dougie Hamilton scored the game-winning goal against his former team late in the third period to help the Hurricanes even their first round series. Andrei Svechnikov and Teuvo Teravainen also continued their great postseason performances with goals, while James Reimer played great in goal to get the win. The big story in this one, though, was the fact superstar Boston winger David Pastrnak did not play. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said after the game he will probably be a game-time decision for Game 3 on Saturday afternoon.

Blackhawks-Golden Knights stream: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup First Round

  Blackhawks-Golden Knights stream: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup First Round Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.Reilly Smith scored his first goals this postseason in Game 1 after netting a career-high 27 during the regular season. Smith is Vegas’ all-time leader in postseason points (33 in 31 games played) after leading the team in that category in the 2018 playoffs when the Golden Knights reached the Stanley Cup Final.

Golden Knights fans cheer for their home team before the start of game four of Las Vegas' NHL Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson (71) takes a shot under pressure from Winnipeg Hellebuyck lost control of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare’s shot, and the Knights center hopped on the

[WATCH: Kings vs. Golden Knights highlights | Complete Golden Knights vs. Kings series coverage]. Blue Jackets shut out Maple Leafs in Game 1 of Cup Qualifiers. Korpisalo makes 28 saves NHL chief content officer Steve Mayer and League executive vice president of events Dean

Dallas Stars 5, Calgary Flames 4 (Series tied 1-1)

This was probably the wildest game of the day. Jamie Oleksiak‘s game-winning goal with 39 seconds to play in regulation helped the Stars pick up a 5-4 win to even the series. That goal came just after the Stars had allowed a two-goal lead to slip away late in the third period. Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk was injured in this game after being sandwiched by Jamie Benn and Oleksiak early in the third period.

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Three Stars

1. Joonas Korpisalo, Columbus Blue Jackets. He is quickly becoming the story of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. After taking the tough-luck loss in a record-setting performance in Game 1, Korpisalo came back on Thursday and stopped 35 out of 36 shots in Columbus’ 3-1 win over the Lightning. In his six appearances so far this postseason he has a .962 save percentage.

2. Miro Heiskanen, Dallas Stars. The best player on the ice in the Stars’ big win. He scored a pair of goals, while the Stars held a commanding edge in shot attempts (19-10), shots on goal (14-5), and goals (3-0) in his 20 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time. The type of performance you want from a top defenseman in a playoff game. Games like this are why he seems to have a Norris Trophy in his future.

Crawford stars as Blackhawks beat Golden Knights 3-1

  Crawford stars as Blackhawks beat Golden Knights 3-1 EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Corey Crawford made 46 saves in a stellar performance, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 on Sunday night to stay alive in their first-round playoff series. Drake Caggiula and Matthew Highmore scored first-period goals for the Blackhawks, and Alex DeBrincat added an empty-netter with 10 seconds left. Chicago handed Robin Lehner his first loss in a Golden Knights uniform since the goaltender was acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks in February. Vegas suffered its first loss since arriving in Edmonton for the NHL restart. The Golden Knights will have another chance to close out the Blackhawks in Game 5 on Tuesday.

The Vegas Golden Knights were stunned after a 5-4 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of Inside the Bubble Blog: Hats off to staffs in Edmonton, Toronto. NHL execs Mayer, Matsuzaki on long NHL chief content officer Steve Mayer and League executive vice president of events Dean

The Golden Knights , looking for a scoring center with their first selection as a franchise in the NHL Entry Draft, had the chance to take the player some hockey insiders say could be one of the best of this draft. Cody Glass, an 18-year-old who had 94 points for the Portland Winter Hawks last season

3. Reilly Smith, Vegas Golden Knights. Smith was outstanding for the Golden Knights with an assist, five shots on goal, and the game-winning goal in overtime. He was one of their expansion draft steals and been one of their best players from the very beginning. He has been outstanding this postseason and already has seven points in their first five playoff games.

Highlights of the Night

This is the goal of the day to help the Blue Jackets put the game away against Tampa Bay.

It came in a losing effort, but Patrick Kane had a huge day for the Blackhawks with three assists including this insane pass to set up Dylan Strome late in the second period to tie the game.

Smith gives the Golden Knights the 2-0 series lead with this overtime goal.

Oleksiak finishes a beautiful pass from Corey Perry to give the Stars the Game 2 win.

Factoids

  • Kirby Dach became just the sixth teenager to score a playoff goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in franchise history. [NHL PR]
  • No goalie in NHL history has made more saves in the first two games of a playoff series than Korpisalo has for Columbus. [Sportsnet Stats]
  • Heiskanen is the fourth-youngest defenseman in NHL history to have a multiple goal Stanley Cup Playoff game. [NHL PR]

Friday Schedule

Game 2: Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes, 2 p.m. ET (Avalanche lead series 1-0)

Golden Knights vs. Canucks playoff series preview: By the Numbers

  Golden Knights vs. Canucks playoff series preview: By the Numbers Can the upstarts upstage a Vegas team that has become a powerhouse favorite?But it might be easier to digest raw shots on goal totals, and the Golden Knights come in handy in being so dominant in that area that you can’t really miss it.

Kirby Dach, Dominik Kubalik and Dylan Strome all scored in the 2nd period, but the Blackhawks fell to the Golden Knights in overtime, 4-3.

Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury speaks during NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup Final at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury notching his 51st career shutout on Wednesday meant one thing: Free Krispy Kreme doughnuts for everyone

Game 2: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Montreal Canadiens, 3 p.m. ET, NBCSN (Flyers lead series 1-0)

Game 2: St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks, 6:30 p.m. ET (Canucks lead series 1-0)

Game 2: Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN (Islanders lead series 1-0)

Game 3: Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars, 10:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN (Series tied 1-1)

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Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

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Lightning looking for better start in Game 2 against Bruins .
The Tampa Bay Lightning opened Game 1 against Boston on shaky ice, fumbling away pucks, turning it over in their own end, giving up a pair of early goals. Tampa Bay seemed to get better as the game went along and Victor Hedman cashed in with a pair of third-period goals, but the push came too late. Boston held on for a testy 3-2 win. No question what the Lightning need to do better in Game 2 Tuesday night in Toronto. “We just kind of waited toTampa Bay seemed to get better as the game went along and Victor Hedman cashed in with a pair of third-period goals, but the push came too late. Boston held on for a testy 3-2 win.

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