Both playoff games Saturday will have the home team looking to go up 2-0 in the series.
St. Louis is trying to take a 2-0 edge for the second straight series, but this time it’ll be at home. In the first round, the Blues went up 2-0 on the Jets in Winnipeg then lost the next two before taking the series in six games. Dallas took Game 1 against Nashville in the first round and fell in overtime in Game 2.
Stars: Jamie Oleksiak (Steel alum)
Boston won Game 2 in its first-round series against Toronto at home to level the series. Columbus, meanwhile, hasn’t lost back-to-back playoff games since last year when it dropped four straight to Washington after taking a 2-0 series lead.
Blue Jackets: Adam Clendening, Ryan Dzingel (Wheaton), Artemi Panarin
Bruins: Joakim Nordstrom
Game 2: Stars at Blues, 2 p.m. (NBC), STL 1-0
Game 2: Blue Jackets at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NBC), BOS 1-0
*All times Central