the Penguins win a marathon playing over 106 minutes

Day two of the NHL playoffs and four more games were scheduled.

Here are the winners:

1. Florida Capitals Surprise

While the Panthers won the President’s Trophy, which was awarded to the best team in the NHL in the regular season, their playoffs got off to a bad start. They lost to the eighth-ranked Washington Capitals.

In the loss, Sergei Bobrovsky still shone, stopping 34 of 37 shots aimed at him. Keep in mind that his career stats in the playoffs aren’t very impressive.

The Russian multiplied the key saves, but was unable to score himself.

In his first playoff game away from Philadelphia, Claude Giroux scored. It was his team’s second goal.

Oh and I forgot: it wasn’t even a full house at the BB&T Center…

Washington leads the series 1-0.

2. The Penguins win a five-period marathon

The series where the Rangers take on the Penguins is probably the most underrated series. Both teams had a good regular season and we can expect a very tight 4 out of 7.

With the first game of the series, we are on track for a seven-game outcome.

After exactly 106 minutes and 58 seconds of play, the Penguins finally won 3-2 thanks to a goal from Evgeni Malkin.

New York thought they had won the game late in the third period, but Filip Chytil’s goal was disallowed.

In the game, Igor Shesterkin and Casey DeSmith made 79 and 48 saves, respectively.

The likely winner of the Vézina Trophy made some great saves to keep his team in the game.

Shortly before the halfway point of the second extra period, Louis Domingue replaced DeSmith for the Penguins’ net. The number one keeper left the game – and never returned – due to visible discomfort in his leg. Domingue hadn’t received any pitches since the warm-up and he couldn’t have been sent into a more stressful situation. He did well several times to stop the threat from New York.

Pittsburgh leads the series 1-0.

3. The Avalanche have no pity for the Preds

Even before the series started, things weren’t looking good for the Nashville Predators. They had to face the powerful attacking power of the Avalanche in the first round.

From the beginning of the game, Colorado set the tone for this series. Jared Bednar’s side scored two goals in less than three minutes. After a goal by Andrew Cogliano, which brought the Avalanche 3-0, Cale Makar took over for Bobby Orr.

A goal by Artturi Lehkonen, which gave the crowd favorites a 5-0 lead, then sent David Rittich out of the game. Young Connor Ingram entered the fray.

The game eventually ended 7-2.

This series will be short…

The Avalanche led 1-0.

4. The Flames win game number one against the Stars

In a very tough and very close game, the Calgary Flames came out victorious in the end.

With the score at 1-0, Darryl Sutter’s troop escaped with the first game of the series.

In the first half, two of the best defenders from both teams were kicked out of the game to fight. Rasmus Andersson and John Klingberg got huge penalties on the streak below.

This series promises!

In the playoffs, all major penalties and plays are judged by the NHL. Will Andersson and Klingberg have any more impact?

It was Elias Lindholm who scored the only goal of the game.

For Jacob Markstrom, it was his 10th shutout this season. He is the second Flames goalkeeper to knock out the opposition in Game 1 of a series.

The next game between the two teams will be played in Calgary on Thursday.

The Flames lead the series 1-0.

A lot

– Crosby continues to climb the ranks.

– DeSmith made his first playoff start.

– Wow!

– Three Avalanche players had fun.

(Credit: NHL.com)

– Four more playoff games tonight.

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