NHL News 5/1/16: Lightning and Penguins Even Up Series at 1-1
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
May 1, 2016
We’re coming off a two-game set in the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs yesterday, and we’ve got two more to look forward to today. For now, let’s check out our daily look at the notable players and stats in the headlines.
Eric Fehr, RW, Pittsburgh Penguins: The Capitals and Penguins played another close one last night at Verizon Center, and Pittsburgh was able to even the series up with a 2-1 victory.
After Carl Hagelin scored in the second period to put the Penguins up, Marcus Johansson evened the score early in the third. Fehr tallied the game-winner at 15:32 with assists from Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz.
Pittsburgh was playing a man down in this one, as Olli Maatta was hurt on a Brooks Orpik hit early in the first period. Kris Letang ended up laying over 35 minutes here to make up for the setback.
Amazingly enough, the Penguins haven’t lost two straight games since mid-January. Game 3 goes to Pittsburgh tomorrow night.
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Tyler Johnson, C, Lightning: This series is now all tied up as well, thanks to a 4-1 Lightning victory over the Islanders at Amalie Arena last night.
Johnson scored twice and had an assist here, while Victor Hedman and Jonathan Drouin each bagged a goal and a helper. Johnson has now scored four times in the playoffs so far. He has six career multi-goal postseason games, with two coming this year.
Tampa Bay scored the first two goals before Nikolay Kulemin put up a score for the Islanders in the first. New York would get shut out the rest of the way.
Ben Bishop made 19 saves, a nice bounce-back after he got pulled in Game 1. Bishop gave up four goals in 13 shots in that one.
Game 3 comes Tuesday evening in Brooklyn.
NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the league’s daily schedule. Let’s check out the matchups, times and channels where you can find all the action.
Sunday, May 1, 2016:
3:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars (NBC, SN, TVAS)
8:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks (NBCSN, CBC, TVAS)
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