We are now twenty four days into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. There was two games yesterday. In the Eastern Conference the Toronto Maple Leafs played the Florida Panthers. The Panthers had the chance to sweep the Maple Leafs going into that game. In the Western Conference the Vegas Golden Knights played the Edmonton Oilers. There will be another two games tonight. In the Eastern Conference the Carolina Hurricanes play the New Jersey Devils. In the Western Conference the Dallas Stars will play the Seattle Kraken.
Coming into game four the Florida Panthers had a 3-0 series lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Panthers won game one 4-2, game two 3-2, and game three 3-2 in overtime. Game four started off with a scoreless fist period. The game was tied at 0-0 after the first period.
William Nylander scored the games opening goal in the second period. His powerplay goal gave the Maple Leafs the lead. The Maple Leafs held on to that lead for the rest of the second period. The score was 1-0 Maple Leafs going into the third period.
Mitchell Marner scored to get the Maple Leafs up by two goals. Sam Reinhart scored on the powerplay to bring the Panthers back within one goal. The final score was 2-1 Maple Leafs. The Panthers still lead the series 3-1.
The Maple Leafs finally won a game in this series. Will it be enough? Can the Maple Leafs force a game six? Can the Panthers close out the series in game five?
Game five will be on Friday, May 12th 2023. Puck drop is set for 4:00pm PST.
The Vegas Golden Knights had a 2-1 series lead over the Edmonton Oilers coming into game four. The Golden Knights won game one 6-4. The Oilers won game two 5-1. The Golden Knights won game three 5-1. Nick Bjugstad scored the opening goal in game four. His goal gave the Oilers the lead. Evan Bouchard scored on the powerplay less than a minute later to add to the Oilers lead. Mattias Ekholm scored to put the Oilers up by three goals. The score was 3-0 Oilers after the first period.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the only goal of the second period. His goal put the Oilers up by four goals. The score was 3-0 Oilers heading into the third period.
Nicolas Roy scored to get the Golden Knights on the board. It was too little too late. Late in the period Nicolas Hague (Golden Knights) and Darnell Nurse (Oilers). Nicolas Hague tied up one of the Oilers players behind his own net and Darnell Nurse came in and they dropped the gloves. It was a good fight. Both players got plenty of heavy hits in. According to hockeyfights.com Nicolas Hague of the Vegas Golden Knights won the fight. The final score was 4-1 Oilers. The series is now tied at 2-2.
With the series now tied up it looks like it could go to seven games. Neither team is dominating. One team will blow out the other team but then it will swap the next game. Neither team is playing with a lot consistency here. Who will take the series lead in game five? Will the Golden Knights stop the Oilers offense? Will the Oilers offense dominate another game in this series? Will game five be another blowout?
Game five will be on Friday, May 12th 2023. Puck drop is set for 7:00pm PST.
Round two game fives start today. The Carolina Hurricanes have chance to eliminate the New Jersey Devils. The Hurricanes won games one, two, and four. The Devils won game three. Every game in that series so far has been a blowout. Will game five be another blowout? Will the Hurricanes close out the series? Will the Devils force a game six?
The Dallas Stars and Seattle Kraken series is tied at 2-2. The Kraken won game one and three. The Stars won game two and four. The winner of tonights game will take the lead in the series. Will the Stars keep the offense going? How will the Kraken respond in game five?
The Vegas Golden Knights, Carolina Hurricanes, Dallas Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Seattle Kraken, and New Jersey Devils have advanced to round two. The Winnipeg Jets, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, and New York Rangers have been eliminated.
The Vegas Golden Knights will play the Edmonton Oilers in round two. The Carolina Hurricanes will play the New Jersey Devils in round two. The Dallas Stars will play the Seattle Kraken in round two. The Toronto Maple Leafs will play the Florida Panthers in round two.