Ice hockey – NHL – Play-offs: Tampa Bay and Vancouver return to height

Posted on August 26, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.


While Vancouver curtly responded to Las Vegas with a clear victory, Tampa Bay only made the difference against Boston in overtime to return to tie in the series.

The Canucks are not going to let it down. Humiliated by the Golden Knights in their first duel, the Vancouver players were able to respond perfectly in the second clash between the two teams. Tyler Toffoli started the game by opening the scoring after just 89 seconds before Bo Horvat made the break ten minutes later on the power play. Alex Tuch tried to wake up the Nevada franchise early in the second period, but Elias Petterson put out the fire just before the buzzer sounded. 18 seconds after the start of the third period, Bo Horvat went with his brace to strengthen the position of the Canucks who trembled a little when, 86 seconds from the end of the game, Max Pacioretty brought the Golden Knights to two. lengths. Fortunately, Tanner Pearson sealed the fate of the game with 30 seconds left. A clear victory (2-5) which allows Vancouver to come back to height and fully launch the series.

Tampa Bay glues together at the end of the suspense

Between Boston and Tampa Bay, nothing is done! While the Bruins won the first set, the Lightning responded in Game 2. A meeting where the two teams went blow for blow. In the first period, Nick Richie struck the first for Boston before Blake Coleman responded ten minutes later. On the power play, Brad Marchand returned the Bruins to the advantage after a quarter of an hour in the second period but the advantage only lasted 55 seconds, Nikita Kucherov not missing the opportunity to equalize for Tampa Bay. . The Floridians took the scoring for the first time in the middle of the third period when Blake Coleman signed his brace but, four minutes from the buzzer, Brad Marchand answered him to take the two teams into overtime. Ondrej Palat found the loophole after just under five minutes of play to deliver the victory to Tampa Bay (4-3), which amounts to a victory anywhere in the series.

Second turn

Eastern Conference (in Toronto)

Tampa Bay Lightning (2) – Boston Bruins (4): 1-1
Match 1 – Tampa Bay – Boston : 2-3
Match 2 – Tampa bay – Boston: 4-3 (ap)
Game 3 on Wednesday August 26
Game 4 on Friday August 28
Game 5 on Sunday August 30
Game 6 (if necessary) on Tuesday September 1st
Game 7 (if necessary) on Wednesday September 2

Western Conference (in Edmonton)

Las Vegas Golden Knights (1) – Vancouver Canucks (5): 1-0
Match 1 – Las Vegas – Vancouver: 5-0
Match 2 – Las Vegas – Vancouver : 2-5
> Antoine Roussel (VAN): 1 shot, 2 checks, 1 block and 1 puck loss in 7 minutes

Game 3 Thursday August 27
Game 4 on Saturday August 29
Game 5 (if necessary) on Monday August 31
Game 6 (if necessary) on Tuesday September 1st
Game 7 (if necessary) Thursday September 3

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