Conference Final. Minnesota vs San Jose

game 1. Minnesota 3 at San JOse 4. Minnesota led 3-0 going into the final period but the Sharks were not to be denied. Devan Dubnyk was superb for two periods but the dyke broke in the third as he allowed four goals. The game winner eventually came from Kevin Labance. Joakim Ryan, Chris Tierney and Brent Burns all scored in the third. For Minnesota it was Nieddereiter, Zucker and Cullen as the third line of the Wild struck for two goals. Shots were 41-32 Minnesota but scoring chances were 12-7 for San Jose.

Game 2. Minnesota 4 at San Jose 3 (Overtime)
THE GAME
1st star – ERIC STAAL from Minnesota
2nd star – TIMO MEIER from San Jose
3rd star – CHARLIE COYLE from Minnesota

GAME STORY
In a strong showing away from home, Minnesota won by one goal over the
Sharks by a final tally of 4 to 3. CHARLIE COYLE scored the game’s final
goal at 14:42 of overtime. Others who scored were MIKAEL GRANLUND, ERIC
STAAL and MATT CULLEN for Minnesota and KEVIN LABANC, TIMO MEIER and JOAKIM
RYAN for San Jose.

Game 3. San Jose 2 at Minnesota 6. This one was all Minnesota. The Wild put six goals past Martin Jones and he gets pulled. Minnesota used the powerplay to it’s advantage scoring three times . Jason Zucker was the first star as the had two goals and an assist and linemates Eric Staal had a goal and an assist. Ryan Suter picked up two assists and second star and the third star was Logan Couture who had a goal and an assist for San Jose, as did Kevin Lebanc. The third member of that Sharks line, Hertl, had two assists. Other scorers for Minnesota were Zach Parise, Marcus Foligno, and Nieddereiter.

. Game 4. San Jose 3 at Minnesota 4. The North STars extend their series lead to 3-1 as they win both home games. The pressure is now on the Sharks to make a comeback. GAME STORY
On their home ice the Wild won a close one against the Sharks by the score of 4 to 3. DANIEL WINNIK scored the game’s final goal at 18:46 of the 3rd period. Others registering goals were TOMAS HERTL, TIMO MEIER and BRENT BURNS for San Jose and ERIC STAAL, CHARLIE COYLE and MATT CULLEN for Minnesota. STARS OF THE GAME:
1st star – ERIC STAAL from Minnesota
2nd star – MATT CULLEN from Minnesota
3rd star – DEVAN DUBNYK from Minnesota

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Conference Final. Boston vs Washington

Game 1. Boston 4 at Washington 3. Boston leads the best of seven series 1-0.
S OF THE GAME
1st star – DAVID BACKES from Boston
2nd star – DAVID PASTRNAK from Boston
3rd star – BRAD MARCHAND from Boston

GAME STORY
In a strong showing away from home, Boston squeezed out a victory over
the Capitals by the final score of 4 to 3. DAVID BACKES recorded the
winning goal at 7:39 of the 3rd period. BACKES found the net twice for
Boston. Other goal scorers were DAVID PASTRNAK and DAVID KREJCI for Boston
and EVGENY KUZNETSOV, JAY BEAGLE and ALEX CHIASSON for Washington.

Game 2. Boston 1 at Washington 3. The Capital tie the best of seven series at 1-1.

S C O R I N G S U M M A R Y
1. WAS. JOHN CARLSON(4)( ALEX OVECHKIN, NICKLAS BACKSTROM ): 2nd 0:28
2. BOS. RILEY NASH(3)( JAKE DEBRUSK, BRIAN GIONTA ): 2nd 7:49
3. WAS. ANDRE BURAKOVSKY(3)( JOHN CARLSON, EVGENY KUZNETSOV ): 3rd 6:11
4. WAS. MATT NISKANEN(4)( T.J. OSHIE, PHILIPP GRUBAUER ) (PP) : 3rd 19:03

Game 3. Washington 3 at Boston 1. . Boston dominated the first period outshooting the Bruins 16-7 and leading 1-0 , but after than it was all Washington. Capitals score twice in the second and once in the third period to win this one 3-1. Kuznetsov, Vrana and Beagle scored for the Caps and Zdeno Chara for the Bruins. Grubauer picked up first star as they stopped 31 shots and 4/4 goalie ratings. Rask stopped 22 shots and 3/5 goalie ratings. Three stars were Grubauer, 2- Kuznetsov, 3- Vrana. Washington now up 2-1.

Game 4. Washington 0 at Boston 5. . In front of a cheering crowd the Bruins easily handled the Capitals by a score of 5 to 0. The first goal was enough as DAVID BACKES found the back of the net at 14:46 of the 1st period. TUUKKA RASK was outstanding in goal. He was flawless in the shutout while facing 31 shots. Others registering goals were DAVID PASTRNAK, DANTON HEINEN, SEAN KURALY and TOREY KRUG for Boston.

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – TUUKKA RASK from Boston
2nd star – TOREY KRUG from Boston
3rd star – DAVID BACKES from Boston

Game 5. Boston 5 at Washington 2. The visitors from Boston had an easy win over the Capitals by a final score of 5 to 2. Boston sustained a constant attack outshooting the Capitals 35 to 22. DAVID BACKES found the net twice on 6 shots for Boston. Other goal scorers were RILEY NASH, TOREY KRUG and CHARLIE McAVOY for Boston and JOHN CARLSON and JAY BEAGLE for Washington.
STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – DAVID BACKES from Boston
2nd star – TOREY KRUG from Boston
3rd star – TUUKKA RASK from Boston

GAME SIX. WASHINGTON 1 AT BOSTON 4. Boston upsets Washington and wins the best of seven series 4-2.. On their home ice the Bruins had an easy win over the Capitals by the final tally of 4 to 1. TUUKKA RASK was outstanding in goal. He gave
up just a lone goal while facing 27 shots. Goal scorers were JAY BEAGLE for Washington and BRAD MARCHAND, DAVID KREJCI, DANTON HEINEN and TOREY KRUG for Boston.



Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins
DATE : 04/18/2018

GOALS 1 2 3 OT F
Washington Capitals 0 0 1 0 1
Boston Bruins 0 2 2 0 4

SHOTS 1 2 3 OT F
Washington Capitals 9 5 13 0 27
Boston Bruins 7 16 9 0 32

S C O R I N G S U M M A R Y
1. BOS. TOREY KRUG(7)( JAKE DEBRUSK, BRIAN GIONTA ): 2nd 7:20
2. BOS. BRAD MARCHAND(14)( PATRICE BERGERON, DAVID PASTRNAK ): 2nd 16:29
3. BOS. DAVID KREJCI(11)( DAVID BACKES, TOREY KRUG ): 3rd 1:04
4. BOS. DANTON HEINEN(6)( DAVID BACKES, DAVID KREJCI ): 3rd 2:43
5. WAS. JAY BEAGLE(4)( LARS ELLER, NICKLAS BACKSTROM ): 3rd 13:21

P E N A L T I E S S U M M A R Y
1. BOS. TOREY KRUG – 2 Minutes: 1st 10:12
2. WAS. DEVANTE SMITH-PELLY – 2 Minutes: 1st 19:18
3. WAS. DMITRY ORLOV – 2 Minutes: 2nd 2:46
4. BOS. TOREY KRUG – 2 Minutes: 3rd 11:21

I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Washington Capitals
PLAYER +/- SOG G A PIM PP SH FO-W AC IT TA HIT SP AS
ALEX OVECHKIN -1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 33 18:54 0 1 1 1
CHANDLER STEPHENSON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 3 1:47 0 0 0 0
MADISON BOWEY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 18 10:27 0 0 0 0
MICHAL KEMPNY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 18 10:27 0 0 0 0
ANDRE BURAKOVSKY -1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 30 16:56 0 0 0 0
BRETT CONNOLLY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 3 1:47 0 0 0 0
DEVANTE SMITH-PELLY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 3 1:47 0 0 0 0
T.J. OSHIE -1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3-1 33 18:56 2 0 0 0
JAKUB VRANA -1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 43 24:18 0 0 1 0
LARS ELLER -1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 36 20:18 1 0 0 0
DMITRY ORLOV 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 42 23:27 0 0 0 0
BROOKS ORPIK -3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 38 21:57 1 1 0 0
JOHN CARLSON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 52 29:23 0 1 0 0
MATT NISKANEN -3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 35 20:01 1 0 0 0
EVGENY KUZNETSOV -1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4-2 37 20:56 0 0 0 0
NICKLAS BACKSTROM -1 4 0 1 0 0 0 6-2 33 18:50 0 0 0 1
JAY BEAGLE -1 5 1 0 0 0 0 6-3 39 22:14 0 0 0 0
TOM WILSON -1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 23 12:54 0 0 0 0
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TOTAL -15 27 1 2 4 0 0 20-9 5 3 2 2

Player Stats For Boston Bruins
PLAYER +/- SOG G A PIM PP SH FO-W AC IT TA HIT SP AS
PATRICE BERGERON 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 9-6 33 18:50 0 0 0 1
BRAD MARCHAND 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 33 18:50 0 0 0 0
DAVID PASTRNAK 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 26 14:50 0 0 0 0
RICK NASH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 3 1:47 0 0 0 0
JAKE DEBRUSK 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 33 18:56 0 1 0 2
DAVID KREJCI 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 4-1 39 22:14 0 0 0 0
DANTON HEINEN 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 39 22:18 0 0 0 0
RILEY NASH 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 6-3 30 16:56 2 0 0 0
ZDENO CHARA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 49 27:27 0 0 0 0
SEAN KURALY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 3 1:47 1 0 0 0
DAVID BACKES 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1-1 39 22:18 1 0 0 1
TOREY KRUG 3 2 1 1 4 0 0 0-0 35 19:57 0 2 0 1
CHARLIE McAVOY 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 45 25:27 3 1 0 0
KEVAN MILLER 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 39 22:01 0 0 0 0
MATT GRZELCYK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 18 10:27 0 0 0 0
NICK HOLDEN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 18 10:27 0 0 0 0
BRIAN GIONTA 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 33 18:56 2 0 0 2
ANDERS BJORK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 3 1:47 0 0 0 0
———————————————————————————
TOTAL 15 32 4 8 4 0 0 20-11 9 4 0 7

Goalie Stats For Washington Capitals
PLAYER MIN SHOTS GA ENG GR GRS
PHILIPP GRUBAUER 60 32 4 0 6 4 105
BRADEN HOLTBY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalie Stats For Boston Bruins
PLAYER MIN SHOTS GA ENG GR GRS
ANTON KHUDOBIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TUUKKA RASK 60 27 1 0 8 7 105

POWER PLAY OPP GOALS
Washington Capitals 2 0
Boston Bruins 2 0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – TUUKKA RASK from Boston
2nd star – TOREY KRUG from Boston
3rd star – DAVID KREJCI from Boston


Second round Pittsburgh vs WAshington

Game 1. Pittsburgh at Washington

Game 2. Pittsburgh 1 at Washington .

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – PHILIPP GRUBAUER from Washington
2nd star – EVGENY KUZNETSOV from Washington
3rd star – JOHN CARLSON from Washington

GAME STORY
On their home ice the Capitals easily handled the Penguins by a final
score of 4 to 1. Washington scored 3 goals in the second period. EVGENY
KUZNETSOV had two goals for Washington. PHILIPP GRUBAUER was outstanding
in goal. He gave up just a lone goal while facing 36 shots. Other goal
scorers were EVGENI MALKIN for Pittsburgh and TOM WILSON and JOHN CARLSON
for Washington.

Game 3. WAshington 2 at Pittsburgh 4. Pittsburgh gets back into the series with a dominating win. They fire 41 shots at Grubauer, who was outstanding keeping the game close, and score four times to win this one 4-2. Capitals only had 19 shots on net. John Carlson had both Washington goals. Scoring for Pittsburgh were Crosby, Malkin with two and Rust. Pens went 0/3 on the powerplay, Washington 0/1. Grubauer was terrific stopping 15/18 goalie ratings, Matt Murray stopped 1 of 3.

Game 4. Washington 4 at Pittsburgh 1. . Washington now leads the series 4-1.

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – ALEX OVECHKIN from Washington
2nd star – PHILIPP GRUBAUER from Washington
3rd star – NICKLAS BACKSTROM from Washington

GAME STORY
The visitors from Washington had an easy win over the Penguins by a final
score of 4 to 1. The Capitals had 3 power play goals. ALEX OVECHKIN
scored twice on 7 shots and passed for one assist for Washington. And
NICKLAS BACKSTROM scored one goal and contributed two assists. PHILIPP
GRUBAUER was sharp in goal. He allowed just one goal while facing 25
shots. Others registering goals were T.J. OSHIE for Washington and RILEY
SHEAHAN for Pittsburgh.

Game 5. Pittsburgh 4 at Washington 2. .
STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – PHIL KESSEL from Pittsburgh
2nd star – MATT MURRAY from Pittsburgh
3rd star – MATT HUNWICK from Pittsburgh

GAME STORY
In a hard fought contest, the Penguins won over the Capitals by a score
of 4 to 2. Goals were registered by EVGENI MALKIN, PHIL KESSEL, DERICK
BRASSARD and MATT HUNWICK for Pittsburgh and JAKUB VRANA and ANDRE BURAKOVSKY
for Washington. With the road victory Pittsburgh has now recorded 7 wins
and 15 points for the season.

WAshington 6 at Pittsburgh 3. WAShington wins the best of seven series 4-2 to advance to play the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Final .

                   Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins                   
DATE : 04/01/2018

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Washington Capitals            2  2  2  0  6 
Pittsburgh Penguins            0  1  2  0  3 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Washington Capitals            7  8  9  0  24
Pittsburgh Penguins            13 14 13 0  40

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. WAS. EVGENY KUZNETSOV(13)( T.J. OSHIE ): 1st 4:29
2. WAS. LARS ELLER(7)( JAY BEAGLE ): 1st 9:28
3. WAS. JOHN CARLSON(2)( NICKLAS BACKSTROM, TOM WILSON ): 2nd 3:13
4. PIT. BRYAN RUST(1)( SIDNEY CROSBY, JAKE GUENTZEL ): 2nd 4:26
5. WAS. ALEX OVECHKIN(7)( NICKLAS BACKSTROM, TOM WILSON ): 2nd 17:38
6. WAS. T.J. OSHIE(3)( ANDRE BURAKOVSKY, EVGENY KUZNETSOV ): 3rd 5:33
7. WAS. JOHN CARLSON(3)( EVGENY KUZNETSOV, DMITRY ORLOV ): 3rd 6:12
8. PIT. PATRIC HORNQVIST(2)( KRIS LETANG, BRIAN DUMOULIN ): 3rd 6:46
9. PIT. KRIS LETANG(1)( EVGENI MALKIN, CARL HAGELIN ): 3rd 9:28

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. PIT. BENCH PENALTY - 2 Minutes: 1st 1:04
     EXTRA PENALTY SERVED BY JAKE GUENTZEL
3. WAS. BROOKS ORPIK - 2 Minutes: 1st 6:46
4. PIT. PHIL KESSEL - 2 Minutes: 1st 12:24
5. WAS. BRETT CONNOLLY - 2 Minutes: 1st 15:45
6. WAS. LARS ELLER - 2 Minutes: 2nd 15:14

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Washington Capitals
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
MADISON BOWEY                   1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:42  1   0  0  0 
ALEX OVECHKIN                   1   6  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 35 20:15  1   2  2  2 
NICKLAS BACKSTROM               1   3  0  2   0  0  0  10-6 38 22:15  1   0  0  1 
MICHAL KEMPNY                   1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:42  0   0  0  0 
CHANDLER STEPHENSON             0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  2  1:14  0   0  0  0 
T.J. OSHIE                      1   2  1  1   0  0  0   1-0 32 18:05  0   0  0  0 
ANDRE BURAKOVSKY                1   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:05  0   1  0  0 
JAKUB VRANA                     1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 36 20:16  1   1  0  0 
BRETT CONNOLLY                  0   0  0  0   2  0  0   0-0  2  1:14  0   0  0  0 
LARS ELLER                      1   2  1  0   2  0  0   1-1 37 20:23  0   1  0  1 
DMITRY ORLOV                    1   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 45 25:44  0   0  0  0 
BROOKS ORPIK                    1   0  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 41 23:24  3   1  0  0 
JOHN CARLSON                    1   5  2  0   0  0  0   0-0 44 25:37  3   0  0  2 
MATT NISKANEN                   1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 45 25:31  0   1  0  0 
ALEX CHIASSON                   0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  2  1:14  0   0  0  0 
EVGENY KUZNETSOV                1   1  1  2   0  0  0   5-2 28 15:58  0   0  0  1 
JAY BEAGLE                      1   2  0  1   0  0  0   6-4 39 22:16  0   0  0  0 
TOM WILSON                      1   0  0  2   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:15  0   1  0  0 
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TOTAL                          15  24  6 10   6  0  0 23-13          10   8  2  7

Player Stats For Pittsburgh Penguins
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
SIDNEY CROSBY                  -1   3  0  1   0  0  0  11-5 38 22:15  0   0  0  1 
JAKE GUENTZEL                  -1   2  0  1   0  0  0   1-0 36 20:22  1   0  1  1 
BRYAN RUST                     -1   1  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:15  2   0  0  0 
EVGENI MALKIN                  -1   3  0  1   0  0  0   5-3 31 17:58  1   1  0  1 
CARL HAGELIN                   -1   4  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 28 15:58  2   0  0  1 
PATRIC HORNQVIST               -1   7  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 31 17:58  0   0  2  1 
PHIL KESSEL                    -1   5  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 39 22:16  1   0  0  2 
DERICK BRASSARD                -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   1-1 36 20:16  0   0  0  2 
CONOR SHEARY                    0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  5  3:14  0   0  0  0 
KRIS LETANG                    -1   4  1  1   0  0  0   0-0 44 25:37  0   0  0  2 
RILEY SHEAHAN                  -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   5-1 37 20:23  1   0  0  0 
BRIAN DUMOULIN                 -1   3  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 38 21:37  2   0  0  0 
OLLI MAATTA                    -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 45 25:31  4   1  0  0 
JUSTIN SCHULTZ                 -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 41 23:24  0   2  0  0 
JAMIE OLEKSIAK                 -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 20 10:49  0   0  0  0 
MATT HUNWICK                   -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:42  1   0  0  0 
ZACH ASTON-REESE                0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  2  1:14  0   0  0  0 
DOMINIK SIMON                   0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  2  1:14  0   0  0  0 
BENCH                                         2
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TOTAL                         -15  40  3  6   4  0  0 23-10          15   4  3 11

Goalie Stats For Washington Capitals
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
PHILIPP GRUBAUER                 60     40  3    0  8  6   105 
BRADEN HOLTBY                    0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

Goalie Stats For Pittsburgh Penguins
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
TRISTAN JARRY                    14     5   0    0  0  0   24  
MATT MURRAY                      46     19  6    0  5  0   81   GF

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Washington Capitals           2         0
Pittsburgh Penguins           3         0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - JOHN CARLSON from Washington
2nd star - EVGENY KUZNETSOV from Washington
3rd star - PHILIPP GRUBAUER from Washington

GAME STORY
In a strong showing away from home, Washington had an easy win over the 
Penguins by the final tally of 6 to 3.   EVGENY KUZNETSOV had a goal and 
added two assists for Washington.  And JOHN CARLSON found the net twice. 
Others who scored were ALEX OVECHKIN, T.J. OSHIE and LARS ELLER for Washington 
and BRYAN RUST, PATRIC HORNQVIST and KRIS LETANG for Pittsburgh.
 

Divisional matchup Minnesota vs Nashville

GAme 1. Minnesota 4 at Nashville 1.

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – DEVAN DUBNYK from Minnesota
2nd star – JASON ZUCKER from Minnesota
3rd star – ERIC STAAL from Minnesota

GAME STORY
The visiting team from Minnesota easily handled the Predators by the final
tally of 4 to 1. Minnesota scored 3 goals in the second period. DEVAN
DUBNYK was outstanding in goal. He gave up just a lone goal while facing
33 shots. Goals were registered by ERIC STAAL, ZACH PARISE, MATT DUMBA
and JONAS BRODIN for Minnesota and KYLE TURRIS for Nashville.

Game 2. Minnesota 1 at Nashville 6.
RS OF THE GAME
1st star – FILIP FORSBERG from Nashville
2nd star – ROMAN JOSI from Nashville
3rd star – PEKKA RINNE from Nashville

GAME STORY
On their home ice the Predators pounded the Wild by the final tally of
6 to 1. Nashville was relentless outshooting the Wild 44 to 30. Nashville
scored 3 goals in the second period. FILIP FORSBERG had two goals and
passed for two assists for Nashville. And ROMAN JOSI contributed three
assists. Others who scored were TYLER ENNIS for Minnesota and VIKTOR ARVIDSSON,
RYAN JOHANSEN, KYLE TURRIS and MATT IRWIN for Nashville.

Game 3. Nashville 1 at Minnesota 3. . This game was all Minnesota but mainly because of the undisciplined play of the Predators. Nashville took 7 penalties to Minnesota’s 0. The Wild made them pay scoring once on the powerplay in taking this one 3-1. Scoring for Minnesota were Eric STaal, Zucker and Murphy. Replying for Nashville was Arvidsson. Minnesota out shot the Predators 40-22 but were outchanced 8-7 as Devan Dubnyk was superb in earning the first star. Eric Staal was the second star wtih a goal and an assist and Jason Zucker pickedup the third start with a powerplay goal and five shots on net.

Game 4. Nashville 2 at Minnesota 4 . Minnesota now leads the series 3-1.

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – ZACH PARISE from Minnesota
2nd star – DEVAN DUBNYK from Minnesota
3rd star – KEVIN FIALA from Nashville

GAME STORY
In a hard fought contest, the Wild topped the Predators by a final score
of 4 to 2. CHARLIE COYLE recorded the game winner at 8:28 of the 3rd
period. ZACH PARISE had two goals for Minnesota. Others who scored were
VIKTOR ARVIDSSON and KEVIN FIALA for Nashville and JASON ZUCKER for Minnesota.
With the victory Minnesota now has 9 wins and 19 points on the season.

Game 5. Minnesota 4 at Nashville 1. Minnesota wins the best of seven series 4-1.


                     Minnesota Wild at Nashville Predators                      
DATE : 04/16/2018

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Minnesota Wild                 2  2  0  0  4 
Nashville Predators            0  0  1  0  1 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Minnesota Wild                 7  15 11 0  33
Nashville Predators            15 10 13 0  38

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. MNW. MIKKO KOIVU(3)( ZACH PARISE, MIKAEL GRANLUND ): 1st 2:39
2. MNW. MIKKO KOIVU(4)( RYAN SUTER, CHARLIE COYLE ) (PP) : 1st 9:04
3. MNW. ZACH PARISE(8)( MIKAEL GRANLUND, RYAN SUTER ): 2nd 1:38
4. MNW. MIKKO KOIVU(5)( JARED SPURGEON ): 2nd 5:04
5. NAS. KYLE TURRIS(8)( FILIP FORSBERG, ROMAN JOSI ) (SH) : 3rd 4:39

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. NAS. VIKTOR ARVIDSSON - 2 Minutes: 1st 3:19
2. NAS. CRAIG SMITH - 2 Minutes: 1st 8:56
3. MNW. JASON ZUCKER - 2 Minutes: 1st 10:46
4. NAS. CRAIG SMITH - 2 Minutes: 2nd 6:46
5. NAS. P.K. SUBBAN - 2 Minutes: 2nd 14:07
6. NAS. SCOTT HARTNELL - 2 Minutes: 3rd 3:20
7. NAS. SCOTT HARTNELL - 2 Minutes: 3rd 16:29

 I N J U R I E S
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Player Stats For Minnesota Wild
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
JASON ZUCKER                   -1   5  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 40 22:55  0   2  1  2 
MIKAEL GRANLUND                 3   2  0  2   0  0  0   0-0 36 20:34  0   0  0  1 
ERIC STAAL                     -1   5  0  0   0  0  0   8-8 40 22:55  2   0  1  2 
MIKKO KOIVU                     3   4  3  0   0  1  0  15-7 36 20:34  1   0  0  1 
NINO NIEDERREITER               0   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:38  1   0  1  1 
CHARLIE COYLE                   0   2  0  1   0  0  0   1-1 31 17:52  0   0  0  0 
TYLER ENNIS                     0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  7  4:05  1   0  0  0 
JARED SPURGEON                  2   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 48 26:58  0   0  0  0 
JOEL ERIKSSON EK                0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  7  4:05  0   0  0  0 
RYAN SUTER                      3   0  0  2   0  0  0   0-0 45 25:55  0   0  0  0 
MATT CULLEN                     0   0  0  0   0  0  0   3-1 28 16:20  0   0  0  0 
DANIEL WINNIK                   0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:20  0   0  0  0 
ZACH PARISE                     2   6  1  1   0  0  0   0-0 35 19:34  1   0  1  1 
MATT DUMBA                     -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 46 26:07  0   0  0  2 
JONAS BRODIN                    0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 36 20:46  0   0  0  0 
MARCUS FOLIGNO                  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  7  4:05  0   0  0  0 
RYAN MURPHY                     0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 14  7:52  0   0  0  0 
NICK SEELER                     0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 14  7:52  0   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                          10  33  4  7   2  1  0 27-17           6   2  4 10

Player Stats For Nashville Predators
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
VIKTOR ARVIDSSON               -3   3  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 36 20:34  1   1  0  1 
FILIP FORSBERG                 -2   4  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 39 21:37  0   0  1  2 
RYAN JOHANSEN                  -3   2  0  0   0  0  0  15-8 36 20:34  1   1  0  0 
KYLE TURRIS                     1   2  1  0   0  0  1   8-0 40 22:55  0   1  1  0 
CRAIG SMITH                     0   0  0  0   4  0  0   0-0 30 17:34  0   0  0  1 
KEVIN FIALA                     0   4  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 30 17:34  0   0  2  1 
ROMAN JOSI                     -2   4  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 48 26:58  1   0  0  1 
COLTON SISSONS                  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  7  4:05  0   0  0  0 
P.K. SUBBAN                    -2   3  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 48 26:58  1   0  0  0 
NICK BONINO                     0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  7  4:05  1   0  0  0 
AUSTIN WATSON                   0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  7  4:05  0   0  0  0 
CALLE JARNKROK                  0   2  0  0   0  0  0   3-2 22 12:20  1   0  0  1 
RYAN HARTMAN                    0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:20  0   0  0  0 
MATTIAS EKHOLM                  0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 43 25:04  1   0  0  0 
RYAN ELLIS                      0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 43 25:04  1   0  0  1 
SCOTT HARTNELL                  0   5  0  0   4  0  0   0-0 22 12:20  0   0  1  0 
MATT IRWIN                      0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 14  7:52  1   0  0  0 
YANNICK WEBER                   0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 14  7:52  0   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                         -11  38  1  2  12  0  1 27-10           9   3  5  8

Goalie Stats For Minnesota Wild
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
DEVAN DUBNYK                     60     38  1    0  6  6   105 
ALEX STALOCK                     0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

Goalie Stats For Nashville Predators
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
PEKKA RINNE                      25     12  4    0  8  4   44  
JUUSE SAROS                      35     21  0    0  4  4   61  

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Minnesota Wild                6         1
Nashville Predators           1         0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - MIKKO KOIVU from Minnesota
2nd star - DEVAN DUBNYK from Minnesota
3rd star - ZACH PARISE from Minnesota

GAME STORY
The visiting team from Minnesota easily handled the Predators by the final 
tally of 4 to 1.   MIKKO KOIVU was dominating, he dazzled with a hat-trick 
for Minnesota.  DEVAN DUBNYK was sharp in goal.  He gave up just a lone 
goal while facing 38 shots. Others who scored were ZACH PARISE for Minnesota 
and KYLE TURRIS for Nashville.

Round 2. Bruins vs Lightning

Game 1. Boston 2 at Tampa 0. Bruins dominate for the most part and Tuuka Rask was very good as the Bruins take game one of the series. The BErgeron was dominant in this game registering 14 shots on net as Tampa had no answer. VAsilevskiy kept the game close.

GAme 2. Boston 3 at Tampa 4 (OVERTIME) . . GAME STORY
In their home arena the Lightning won a close one against the Bruins by
a final tally of 4 to 3. STEVEN STAMKOS closed out the scoring with the
game winner at 2:56 of overtime. Others who scored were PATRICE BERGERON,
BRAD MARCHAND and BRIAN GIONTA for Boston and BRAYDEN POINT, ONDREJ PALAT
and ALEX KILLORN for Tampa Bay.
THree Stars
1st star – ONDREJ PALAT from Tampa Bay
2nd star – BRAD MARCHAND from Boston
3rd star – VICTOR HEDMAN from Tampa Bay

Game 3. Tampa 3 at Boston 4. (OVERTIME) .. Tampa had this one in the bag. With just four minutes left and holding a 3-1 lead, the Bruins line of Bergeron-Pastrnak-Marchand struck twice. With just 25 seconds left in the game DAvid Pastrnak beat Vasilevskiy to force OT. In overtime DAvid Krejci takes a pass from Danton Heinen and goes shelf to give the Bruins the improbably victory. Bruins now lead the series 2-1 .

Game 4. Tampa 7 at Boston 5. STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – NIKITA KUCHEROV from Tampa Bay
2nd star – YANNI GOURDE from Tampa Bay
3rd star – ONDREJ PALAT from Tampa Bay

GAME STORY
In a hard fought contest, the Lightning won over the Bruins by a score
of 7 to 5. Tampa Bay quieted the crowd early, scoring 5 times in the
first period. NIKITA KUCHEROV found the net twice and passed for one
assist for Tampa Bay. And YANNI GOURDE scored once and added three assists.
Others who scored were TYLER JOHNSON, ONDREJ PALAT, RYAN CALLAHAN and
CHRIS KUNITZ for Tampa Bay and PATRICE BERGERON, DAVID PASTRNAK, JAKE
DEBRUSK, BRIAN GIONTA and ANDERS BJORK for Boston.

Game 5. Boston 5 at Tampa 4  (overtime).

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – DAVID PASTRNAK from Boston
2nd star – NIKITA KUCHEROV from Tampa Bay
3rd star – DAVID KREJCI from Boston

GAME STORY
The visiting team from Boston won a close one against the Lightning by
a final tally of 5 to 4. DAVID PASTRNAK scored the game’s final goal
at 4:25 of overtime. PASTRNAK found the net twice for Boston. And DAVID
KREJCI had two goals. Also VICTOR HEDMAN found the net twice for Tampa
Bay. Others who scored were RILEY NASH for Boston and NIKITA KUCHEROV
and STEVEN STAMKOS for Tampa Bay.

Game 6. Tampa 6 at Boston 2 .  Tampa Bay Lightning force a game seven. 

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – YANNI GOURDE from Tampa Bay
2nd star – ANDREI VASILEVSKIY from Tampa Bay
3rd star – CHRIS KUNITZ from Tampa Bay

GAME STORY
The visiting team from Tampa Bay had no difficulty defeating the Bruins
by a final score of 6 to 2. Tampa Bay finished strong with 3 goals in
the third period. YANNI GOURDE scored once and passed for two assists
for Tampa Bay. Other goal scorers were NIKITA KUCHEROV, STEVEN STAMKOS,
BRAYDEN POINT, ALEX KILLORN and CHRIS KUNITZ for Tampa Bay and SEAN KURALY
and TOREY KRUG for Boston.

Game 7. Boston 3 at Tampa Bay 2. 


                      Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning                      
DATE : 04/16/2018

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Boston Bruins                  1  1  1  0  3 
Tampa Bay Lightning            1  1  0  0  2 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Boston Bruins                  8  9  18 0  35
Tampa Bay Lightning            14 9  3  0  26

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. TAM. RYAN CALLAHAN(3)( CEDRIC PAQUETTE, VICTOR HEDMAN ): 1st 11:43
2. BOS. BRAD MARCHAND(12)( PATRICE BERGERON, KEVAN MILLER ): 1st 18:41
3. TAM. STEVEN STAMKOS(7)( J.T. MILLER, TYLER JOHNSON ): 2nd 7:55
4. BOS. BRAD MARCHAND(13)( PATRICE BERGERON, ZDENO CHARA ) (SH) : 2nd 11:12
5. BOS. DAVID PASTRNAK(12)( DAVID KREJCI, TOREY KRUG ) (PP) : 3rd 1:48

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. TAM. BRAYDON COBURN - 5 Minutes: 1st 6:38
2. BOS. KEVAN MILLER - 5 Minutes: 1st 6:38
3. BOS. CHARLIE McAVOY - 2 Minutes: 1st 15:13
4. BOS. KEVAN MILLER - 2 Minutes: 2nd 10:04
5. BOS. CHARLIE McAVOY - 2 Minutes: 2nd 17:36
6. TAM. YANNI GOURDE - 2 Minutes: 3rd 1:38
7. TAM. BRAYDON COBURN - 2 Minutes: 3rd 10:12
8. TAM. YANNI GOURDE - 2 Minutes: 3rd 16:19

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Boston Bruins
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
CHARLIE McAVOY                 -1   2  0  0   4  0  0   0-0 44 24:28  4   2  0  0 
ANDERS BJORK                   -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  8  3:35  0   0  0  0 
RILEY NASH                     -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   8-4 25 13:57  0   0  0  0 
BRIAN GIONTA                   -1   4  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 28 15:57  0   0  0  1 
ZDENO CHARA                     0   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 45 24:34  2   0  0  0 
MATT GRZELCYK                   0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16 10:00  0   0  0  0 
KEVAN MILLER                    0   0  0  1   7  0  0   0-0 41 23:09  1   1  0  0 
SEAN KURALY                    -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   2-2  8  3:35  0   0  0  0 
NICK HOLDEN                     1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 12:00  0   0  0  0 
BRAD MARCHAND                   2   4  2  0   0  0  1   1-0 39 22:38  2   1  1  0 
DAVID KREJCI                    0   5  0  1   0  0  0   5-2 31 18:03  1   1  2  1 
DAVID PASTRNAK                  1   3  1  0   0  1  0   0-0 35 20:32  0   0  2  1 
PATRICE BERGERON                2   2  0  2   0  0  0   7-4 36 20:38  0   0  0  1 
TOREY KRUG                      0   4  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 41 23:21  0   0  0  2 
DAVID BACKES                    0   3  0  0   0  0  0   2-1 33 19:45  2   0  0  2 
DANTON HEINEN                   0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 30 17:45  0   0  0  1 
RICK NASH                      -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  8  3:35  0   0  0  0 
JAKE DEBRUSK                   -1   5  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 28 15:57  0   0  1  1 
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TOTAL                          -1  35  3  6  11  1  1 25-13          12   5  6 10

Player Stats For Tampa Bay Lightning
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
STEVEN STAMKOS                  0   3  1  0   0  0  0   9-4 32 18:03  0   1  1  0 
J.T. MILLER                     1   0  0  1   0  0  0   1-1 28 15:57  0   0  1  0 
ONDREJ PALAT                   -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 11  6:24  0   0  0  0 
BRAYDON COBURN                  0   1  0  0   7  0  0   0-0 31 17:54  0   0  0  0 
NIKITA KUCHEROV                -2   6  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 38 22:20  3   0  1  1 
MIKHAIL SERGACHEV               0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 12:00  0   0  0  1 
CEDRIC PAQUETTE                 1   1  0  1   0  0  0   2-0  8  3:35  0   0  0  0 
JAKE DOTCHIN                    0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16 10:00  1   0  0  0 
CORY CONACHER                   1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  8  3:35  0   0  0  0 
ANTON STRALMAN                  1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 48 25:55  1   0  0  0 
ALEX KILLORN                    0   4  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 30 17:45  0   1  0  3 
BRAYDEN POINT                  -2   2  0  0   0  0  0   3-1 39 22:38  0   0  0  1 
VICTOR HEDMAN                   0   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 58 32:01  1   2  0  0 
TYLER JOHNSON                   0   2  0  1   0  0  0   4-2 56 32:11  2   0  0  1 
YANNI GOURDE                    0   2  0  0   4  0  0   5-4 30 17:45  0   1  0  1 
CHRIS KUNITZ                    0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 27 15:45  0   1  0  0 
RYAN CALLAHAN                   1   1  1  0   0  0  0   0-0  9  4:20  1   0  0  0 
DAN GIRARDI                     0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 31 17:54  0   1  0  0 
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TOTAL                           0  26  2  4  11  0  0 25-12           9   7  3  8

Goalie Stats For Boston Bruins
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
ANTON KHUDOBIN                   0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
TUUKKA RASK                      60     26  2    0  5  4   105 

Goalie Stats For Tampa Bay Lightning
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
LOUIS DOMINGUE                   0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
ANDREI VASILEVSKIY               59     35  3    0  8  5   104 

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Boston Bruins                 3         1
Tampa Bay Lightning           3         0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - BRAD MARCHAND from Boston
2nd star - PATRICE BERGERON from Boston
3rd star - TUUKKA RASK from Boston

GAME STORY
The visitors from Boston won by one goal over the Lightning by a final 
tally of 3 to 2.  DAVID PASTRNAK netted the last goal, the game winner, 
at 1:48 of the 3rd period.  BRAD MARCHAND scored twice, once while shorthanded, 
for Boston. Other goal scorers were STEVEN STAMKOS and RYAN CALLAHAN for 
Tampa Bay.

Second Round. San Jose vs Vegas

Game 1.  San Jose 4 at Vegas 0. GAME STORY. In a strong showing away from home, San Jose easily handled the Golden Knights by a score of 4 to 0. The first goal was enough as LOGAN COUTURE lit the lamp 4:15 of the 1st period. COUTURE scored twice for San Jose. MARTIN JONES was outstanding in goal. He stopped everything thrown his way for The shutout while facing 30 shots. Others who scored were JOE THORNTON and BRENT BURNS for San Jose.

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – MARTIN JONES from San Jose
2nd star – LOGAN COUTURE from San Jose
3rd star – BRENT BURNS from San Jose

Game 2. San Jose 2 at Vegas  4. GAME STORY
In a good matchup, the Golden Knights won over the Sharks by a score of
4 to 2. Goal scorers were LOGAN COUTURE and EVANDER KANE for San Jose
and WILLIAM KARLSSON, DAVID PERRON, ERIK HAULA and RYAN CARPENTER for
Vegas. With the victory Vegas now has 10 wins and 21 points on the season.

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – DAVID PERRON from Vegas
2nd star – MARC-ANDRE FLEURY from Vegas
3rd star – EVANDER KANE from San Jose

Game 3. Vegas 4 at San Jose 1. GAME STORY. In a strong showing away from home, Vegas easily handled the Sharks by the final tally of 4 to 1. MARC-ANDRE FLEURY was outstanding in goal. He gave up just a lone goal while facing 26 shots. Goal scorers were REILLY SMITH, WILLIAM KARLSSON, DAVID PERRON and ERIK HAULA for Vegas and JOE PAVELSKI for San Jose.
Three Stars
1st star – MARC-ANDRE FLEURY from Vegas
2nd star – DAVID PERRON from Vegas
3rd star – REILLY SMITH from Vegas

Game 4. Vegas 3 at San Jose 2. Vegas now has a 3=1 series lead.

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – ERIK HAULA from Vegas
2nd star – TIMO MEIER from San Jose
3rd star – MARC-ANDRE FLEURY from Vegas

GAME STORY
The visiting team from Vegas won by one goal over the Sharks by the score
of 3 to 2. Vegas quieted the crowd early, scoring 3 times in the first
period. ERIK HAULA had two goals for Vegas. And TIMO MEIER had two
goals on 6 shots for San Jose. A goal was also registered by JONATHAN
MARCHESSAULT for Vegas.

Game 5. San Jose 4 at Vegas 2 . STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – BRENT BURNS from San Jose
2nd star – MARTIN JONES from San Jose
3rd star – ERIK HAULA from Vegas

GAME STORY
In a good matchup, the Sharks won over the Golden Knights by the final
tally of 4 to 2. BRENT BURNS contributed three assists for San Jose.
Goal scorers were LOGAN COUTURE, TIMO MEIER, EVANDER KANE and BARCLAY
GOODROW for San Jose and ERIK HAULA and PIERRE-EDOURD BELLEMARE for Vegas.
With the road victory San Jose has now recorded 10 wins and 20 points
for the season.

Game 6. Vegas 1 at San Jose 5. STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – MARTIN JONES from San Jose
2nd star – LOGAN COUTURE from San Jose
3rd star – TOMAS HERTL from San Jose

GAME STORY
On their home ice the Sharks had an easy win over the Golden Knights by
a final score of 5 to 1. San Jose scored 3 goals in the second period.
LOGAN COUTURE scored twice on 6 shots and contributed one assist for San
Jose. MARTIN JONES was outstanding in goal. He gave up just a lone goal
while facing an unrelenting barrage of 49 shots. Others who scored were
REILLY SMITH for Vegas and TOMAS HERTL, EVANDER KANE and BARCLAY GOODROW
for San Jose.

Game 7. San Jose 3 at Vegas 2. San Jose comes back from being down 3-1 to win the best of seven series 4-3.