Game 3: Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks
Game 3 may have been the best game we’ve seen all playoffs so far, as right from puckdrop it was clear that both teams came to battle.
Joakim Nygård would drop the gloves in the opening moments with Antoine Roussel, in a spirited tilt that saw the Oilers forward come out on top.
Kailer Yamamoto would open the scoring late in the 1st frame, with an absolutely gorgeous one-handed goal.
A surge from the Canucks had them up 3-2, after 2, with goals from Beagle, Toffoli, and Boeser.
Zack Kassian was the story of the 3rd for the Oilers, with his 2nd goal of the hockey game and not 1, but 2 fights in the same period. The Oilers would knot things up, taking this game to overtime.
Unfortunately for the simulation Oilers, Tanner Person would score early in the extra frame, giving the Canucks life in the series, now trailing 2 games to 1.
Tyler Ennis and Joakim Nygård were both injured for the Oilers, as well as Jake Virtainen and Bo Horvat for the Canucks. Each of the 4 players will miss Game 4, on Tuesday.
Also out of Game 4 (and 5), will be Troy Stecher, after receiving a 2-game suspension from Kerry Fraser for kicking Joakim Nygård, leading to Nygård’s injury.
Full video highlights from the game can be found here.
Game 4 will be LIVE on our Facebook Page, with Dustin Nielson from TSN 1260 Edmonton on Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00pm MDT! We hope to see you there!
EDM – Yamamoto (2) – Unassisted
EDM – Kassian (3) – McDavid
VAN – Beagle (1) – Unassisted
VAN – Toffoli (2) – Pettersson, Miller
VAN – Boeser (2) – Tanev, Hughes
EDM – Kassian (4) – McDavid, Bear
VAN – Eriksson (3) – Edler, Roussel
EDM – Nugent-Hopkins (5) – Draisaitl, Benning
VAN – Pearson (2) – Pettersson, Hughes
3 Stars (1-3):
Kassian, Pearson, Pettersson
Oilers Lead Series 2-1
Caption: Tanner Pearson wires the game-winning-goal past Mike Smith
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Game 3: Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues
Roope Hintz carried on his playoff heroics in Game 3, with the overtime winner to give the Stars a 2-1 series lead over the Blues, though it was Alex Pietrangelo misplaying the puck into his own net that gave the Stars the win.
Also scoring for the simulation Stars would be ex-Oiler Andre Sekera, as well as Oiler-enemy Cory Perry.
St. Louis will have plenty of work to do, after losing home ice advantage, if they plan to repeat their Stanley Cup victory from 2019.
Game 3 will go from the fake American Airlines Center in simulation Dallas on Wednesday, where— hopefully—there will be more options than cookies or bits 'n' bites for an in-game snack.
DAL – Sekera (2) – Pavelski, Janmark
STL – Perron (2) – Gunnarsson, Thomas
STL – Sanford (5) – Perron, Thomas
DAL – Perry (3) – Seguin, Lindell
DAL – Faksa (3) – Unassisted
STL – Steen (2) – Unassisted
DAL – Hintz (3) – Unassisted
3 Stars (1-3):
Hintz, Perron, Sekera
Stars Lead Series 2-1
Caption: Alex Pietrangelo smashed his stick over the boards, after scoring an own-goal in overtime
Game 3: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Anton Forsberg played in what will likely be his final playoff game of the season on Monday, as Petr Mrazek is poised to return from injury, for Game 4 on Wednesday.
Forsberg made a case for himself, however, backstopping a fantastic performance in Game 3.
But, it would not be enough, as Kevin Hayes would finally beat Forsberg in double overtime, giving the Flyers the 2-1 series lead.
Game 4 will be Wednesday night back in simulation Raleigh.
PHI – Aube-Kubel (3) – Raffl, Myers
CAR – McGinn (1) – Fleury, Dzingel
PHI – Hayes (4) – Aube-Kubel, Giroux
3 Stars (1-3):
Hart, Forsberg, Aube-Kubel
Flyers Lead Series 2-1
Caption: Flyers teammates celebrate their Game 3 victory
Game 3: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins
Game 3 gave early signs of another low scoring affair between the Bruins and Lightning, with a scoreless 1st period.
Patrice Bergeron would open the scoring for the Bruins in the 2nd, but from that point on, it was all Tampa Bay.
Kucherov (2), Stamkos, Gourde and Palat would all grab tallies for the Bolts, as they cruise to a crushing 5-1 Game 3 win.
Tampa fans were thrilled as they left the arena, opening up their umbrellas in the middle of a severe thunderstorm to get back to their vehicles. Only minor injuries were reported.
BOS – Bergeron (4) – Pastrnak, Marchand
TBL – Kucherov (5) – Stamkos, Point
TBL – Stamkos (7) – Kucherov, Cernak
TBL – Gourde (2) – Johnson, Shattenkirk
TBL – Kucherov (6) – Point, Stamkos
TBL – Palat (1) – Shattenkirk, Johnson
3 Stars (1-3):
Kucherov, Vasilevskiy, Stamkos
Lightning Lead Series 2-1
Caption: Tyler Johnson congratulated Andrei Vasilevskiy, after a stellar performance from the netminder in Game 3
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