Game Recap - Hockey Wiretap

Oilers Beat Flames To Take 3-1 Series Lead

May 25, 2022 12:54 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his second goal of the game with 3:27 left in regulation, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the second-round playoff series.

Evander Kane scored his NHL-leading 11th and 12th goals of the postseason, and Zach Hyman added a goal for Edmonton. Leon Draisaitl added two assists and Mike Smith made 29 saves.

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Rangers Beat Hurricanes In Game 4 To Even Series

May 24, 2022 10:05 PM

Andrew Copp had a goal and two assists, and Frank Vatrano and Adam Fox each had a goal and an assist as the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 in Game 4 Tuesday night, evening the second-round series.

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Nazem Kadri Records Hat Trick In Win Over Blues

May 24, 2022 12:16 PM

Avalanche center Nazem Kadri, who over the previous 48 hours was the subject of racist attacks and threats following his injurious collision with Blues goalie Jordan Binnington, recorded his first career playoff hat trick in Colorado's 6-3 Game 4 road win on Monday night, pushing St. Louis to the brink of elimination.

"Unfortunately, I've been dealing with that a long time. That's sad to say, but I'm getting good at putting in the rearview mirror. It's a big deal. I try to act like it's not. Just try to keep moving forward," Kadri told TNT in a postgame interview. "I know those messages I got don't reflect every single fan in St. Louis. But for those that hate, that one's for them."

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Panthers' Season Ends After Sweep By Lightning

May 23, 2022 10:32 PM

The Florida Panthers have been swept out of the postseason, falling 2-0 to Tampa Bay in Game 4 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Monday.

Florida was the NHL's top-seeded team entering the playoffs, having earned the franchise's first-ever Presidents' Trophy title on the strength of a 122-point campaign. 

Game 4 was a goal-less affair most of the way, until Patrick Maroon tipped a point blast from Zach Bogosian past Sergei Bobrovsky in the third period. Ondrej Palat added an empty-netter in the final minute to seal Florida's fate.

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Evander Kane's Hat Trick Highlights Oilers Win Over Flames

May 22, 2022 11:48 PM

Evander Kane had three goals in a six-minute span in the second period, Leon Draisaitl set an NHL record with four assists in one playoff period and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in their second-round playoff series.

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Mika Zibanejad Leads Rangers To Game 3 Win Over Hurricanes

May 22, 2022 6:51 PM

Mika Zibanejad had a goal and an assist, Igor Shesterkin stopped 43 shots, and the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 Sunday in Game 3 of their second-round playoff series.

Chris Kreider and Tyler Motte also scored as the Rangers cut their deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven matchup. Game 4 is Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

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Artturi Lehkonen Scores Twice To Help Avs Beat Blues 5-2

May 22, 2022 12:17 AM

Artturi Lehkonen scored twice, Darcy Kuemper stopped 29 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 in Game 3 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Logan O'Connor, Nazem Kadri and Gabriel Landeskog also scored as the Avalanche bounced back from a 4-1 loss at home two nights earlier, and improved to 3-0 on the road in the postseason.

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Oilers Fight Their Way To 5-3 Win, Even Series With Flames

May 21, 2022 12:05 PM

In Game 2 of the Oilers' second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against Calgary on Friday, Edmonton got the 5-3 win it needed to even the Battle of Alberta before shifting to their home ice. And they did it by playing the way coach Jay Woodcroft has been preaching for weeks.

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Brendan Smith, Antti Raanta Lead Hurricanes To Game 2 Win

May 21, 2022 12:19 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes keep finding different ways to win in the playoffs. It's why they're unbeaten at home, and up 2-0 again in a series.

Brendan Smith scored a short-handed goal late in the second period while Antti Raanta had 21 saves for his first postseason shutout to help the Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 2-0 on Friday night, claiming Game 2 of their second-round series.

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Blues Beat Avs 4-1 To Even Second Round Series

May 20, 2022 12:21 AM

David Perron scored twice as St. Louis juggled its offensive pairings, Binnington made 30 saves and the Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Thursday night to tie their second-round series at a game apiece.

Jordan Kyrou added a goal and Brandon Saad sealed it with an empty-netter for the Blues, who rode another superb performance from Binnington. The Blues goaltender stopped 51 shots during a 3-2 overtime loss in Game 1.

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Ross Colton Scores Late Game Winner For Lightning In Game 2

Flames Score Twice In First 51 Seconds, Beat Oilers 9-6 In Game 1

Ian Cole's OT Goal Gives Hurricanes Game 1 Win

Avs Beat The Blues 3-2 In Overtime To Take Game 1

Andrei Vasilevskiy Leads Lightning To Game 1 Win Over Panthers

Calgary Beats Stars 3-2 In OT, Advance To Second Round

Artemi Panarin's OT Goal Sends Rangers To Second Round

Connor McDavid, Oilers Win Game 7 To Eliminate Kings

Max Domi Scores Twice To Lead Hurricanes Into Second Round

Lightning Beat Leafs To Keep Three-Peat Chance Alive

Panthers Win Game 6 To Eliminate Capitals

Blues Beat Wild In Game 6, Advance To Face Avs In Second Round

Jordan Binnington, Blues Win Game 4 To Even Series With Wild

Jonathan Quick Leads Kings To Win That Evens Series

Avs Beat Predators, On Verge Of First Round Sweep

Capitals Take Series Lead Over Presidents' Trophy Winning Panthers

Bruins Won't Pin Playoff Loss On Linus Ullmark

Panthers Clinch Presidents' Trophy, Top Seed In Playoffs

Alex Ovechkin Injured In Loss To Maple Leafs

Flames Beat Stars To Claim Pacific Division Title