Ice Hockey – NHL – Play-offs: Stars, Islanders and Golden Knights touch on goal


Posted on August 31, 2020 at 9:06 am

Mathieu WARNIER

Thanks to their respective successes against the Avalanche (5-4), Flyers (3-2) and Canucks (3-5), the Stars, Islanders and Golden Knights have all taken one step closer to NHL Conference Finals.

Dallas played to scare itself! In Game 4 of their series against Colorado, the Stars got off to a very good start with, in just over four minutes, three goals signed by John Klingberg, Radek Faksa and Jamie Benn, the last two scoring in a superior position. digital. But that was without counting on a reaction from the Avalanche players in the second half with Valeri Nichushkin and Cale Makar on the power play that brought Colorado to a length before the final 20 minutes of play. However, the Texans did. was able to take to the open sea in 32 seconds. After a numerical superiority goal from Roope Hintz, Denis Gurianov gave the Stars a three-step lead, but they could not rest on their laurels because Valeri Nichushkin got his double three minutes later. The Colorado players then tried everything but were only able to come back one length thanks to Vladislav Namestnikov … four seconds from the end of the match. Dallas won by a short margin (5-4) but could conclude the series in Game 5.

The Islanders take the break

Against the Philadelphia Flyers, the New York Islanders also moved closer to the Conference Finals with a third victory in four games. After 20 unsuccessful first minutes, it took just under seven minutes in the second period to see Brock Nelson open the scoring for the Islanders. But Sean Couturier, a little more than five minutes later, put the two teams tied for the score. In the middle of the final third, in the space of four minutes, the New York players turned the game in their favor. Jean-Gabriel Pageau first restored the advantage to his team before Brock Nelson signed his double to allow the Islanders to see it coming for the last nine minutes of the game. The Flyers pushed but were only able to come back one length thanks to Ivan Provorov 65 seconds from the buzzer. An effort too late to hope to snatch an extension. Philadelphia tilts (3-2) and no longer has the right to make mistakes.

The Golden Knights tore off to win

If Las Vegas is now one victory away from qualifying, the Nevada players owe it to a fiery-all-flame final third time! A game against the Vancouver Canucks which got carried away in the middle of the first period with Max Pacioretty who opened the scoring after nine minutes of play but Elias Petterson answered him less than two minutes later, also benefiting from a « power play » « . Chandler Stephenson breathed new life into the Golden Knights in the wake of a more difficult second period for his team. Indeed, Bo Horvat then Tyler Toffoli in numerical superiority allowed the Canucks to take the advantage before the last 20 minutes of the meeting. But, in less than six minutes, the players in Las Vegas brought those in Vancouver to hell. Nate Schmidt, Max Pacioretty and William Karlsson scored three goals in quick succession to give the Golden Knights victory (3-5), who only need one success to seal the fate of the series.

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Second turn

Eastern Conference (in Toronto)

Philadelphia Flyers (1) – New York Islanders (6): 1-3
Match 1 – Philadelphia – NY Islanders : 0-4
Match 2 – Philadelphia – NY Islanders: 4-3 (ap)
Match 3 – NY Islanders – Philadelphia: 3-1
Match 4 – NY Islanders – Philadelphia: 3-2
Game 5 on Tuesday, September 1
Game 6 (if necessary) Thursday September 3
Game 7 (if necessary) on Saturday September 5

Western Conference (in Edmonton)

Las Vegas Golden Knights (1) – Vancouver Canucks (5): 3-1
Match 1 – Las Vegas – Vancouver: 5-0
Match 2 – Las Vegas – Vancouver : 2-5
Match 3 – Vancouver – Las Vegas : 0-3
Match 4 – Vancouver – Las Vegas : 3-5
> Antoine Roussel (VAN): 1 shot, 2 checks in 10 minutes

Game 5 on Tuesday, September 1
Game 6 (if necessary) Thursday September 3
Game 7 (if necessary) on Friday September 4

Colorado Avalanche (2) – Dallas Stars (3): 1-3
Match 1 – Colorado – Dallas : 3-5
Match 2 – Colorado – Dallas : 2-5
Match 3 – Dallas – Colorado : 4-6
Match 4 – Dallas – Colorado: 3-5
> Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (COL): 1 shot, 1 check, 1 against in 12 minutes

Game 5 on Monday August 31
Game 6 (if necessary) on Wednesday September 2
Game 7 (if necessary) on Friday September 4

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