NHL News: Player News and Updates for 5/7/15
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
May 7, 2015
We’ve got a pair of games to look forward to this evening in the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs as the postseason rolls on. Before we get settled in and wait for those pucks to drop, let’s check out some of the players and stats in the headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
Tyler Johnson, C, Tampa Bay Lightning: Game 3 of the Lightning-Canadiens series last night seemed destined for overtime. Johnson and the Tampa Bay offense had something to say about that, however.
With the game tied 1-1 and time winding down in the third, Johnson was able to score with just 1.1 seconds left in the game and give the Lightning the 2-1 win. They now have a dominating 3-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. It was Johnson’s eighth goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which is highest in the league.
Ben Bishop was great in goal for Tampa here, posting 30 saves on 31 shots.
The Lightning can advance to the conference finals with a sweep if they can bag another win tonight.
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Andre Burakovsky, LW, Washington Capitals: Once again, the Presidents’ Trophy champions’ stars were nowhere to be found last night in Game 4 against the Capitals. The Rangers couldn’t solve goaltender Braden Holtby, who made 28 saves on 29 shots, and fell 2-1 to Washington last night.
Burakovsky scored twice in the victory, including the game-winner just 24 seconds into the third. They were his first goals of the playoffs so far.
As for the Rangers, they are now down 3-1 in the series after suffering back-to-back losses for the first time this postseason. Game 5 is Friday evening, and if the Rangers’ big-name players don’t show up in the stat column, this could spell the end for New York.
NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NHL schedule, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
Thursday, May 7, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning (CBC, TVA, NBCSN)
9:30 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN, SN, TVA2)
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