There are four games on the schedule for Friday.
The Lightning, who won the Presidents’ Trophy, look to bounce back from a stunning 4-3 loss in Game 1 to the Blue Jackets. Tampa Bay raced out to a 3-0 lead before Columbus fired back with four unanswered goals. The Blue Jackets took a 2-0 series lead in the first round last year, but fell in six games to Washington.
Vegas hopes to avoid its first 2-0 series deficit in franchise history when they play the Sharks in San Jose. The Golden Knights have lost five straight playoff games since Game 2 of last year’s Cup Final. San Jose’s Brent Burns, Evander Kane, Tomas Hertl and Marc-Edouard Vlasic each had a goal and an assist, and Erik Karlsson had two assists in a 5-2 victory in Game 1 of the series.
Game 2: Blue Jackets at Lightning, 6 p.m. (CNBC), CBJ 1-0
Game 2: Penguins at Islanders, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN), NYI 1-0
Game 2: Blues at Jets, 8:30 p.m. (CNBC), STL 1-0
Game 2: Golden Knights at Sharks, 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN), SJ 1-0
*All times Central