More Stanley Cup Playoffs action awaits Tuesday evening, with a pair of second-round games featuring a series from each of the NHL’s hub cities.
Boston is yet to miss a beat, even after No. 1 goaltender Tuukka Rask left the bubble for a family emergency. Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves in Game 1, upping his postseason stats to 4-0 with a 1.75 goals-against average and .936 save percentage. Victor Hedman scored twice in Game 1 for the Lightning, who don’t appear to be getting back captain Steven Stamkos anytime soon.
Later in the evening, the top seed in the Western Conference will look for a 2-0 series lead when the Golden Knights face the Canucks. Despite the drama surrounding Vegas’ backup goaltender, everything on the ice appears to be flourishing for Vegas after a 5-0 blowout of Vancouver in Game 1. Robin Lehner stopped all 26 shots he faced while five different Golden Knights lit the lamp, another indication of Vegas’ depth.
Tuesday, Aug. 25
Boston at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. (NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, SN)
Vancouver at Vegas, 8:45 p.m. (NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, SN)
*All times Central