Two series from the Western Conference and one from the Eastern Conference highlight the Sunday slate of games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Stars and Avalanche meet for the first game of the day, with Game 4 coming after a four-day layoff from Game 3 on Wednesday. Dallas owns a 2-1 series lead but nearly owned a commanding 3-0 lead following the roller-coaster ride that was Game 3. Colorado took a 3-1 lead, fell behind 4-3 on three consecutive Dallas goals in the third period, then scored three of its own goals to skate away with a 6-4 victory.
New York owns a 2-1 series lead over Philadelphia following the Islanders’ 3-1 win in Game 3 on Saturday. Leo Komarov scored the game-winning goal with six seconds remaining in the second period — breaking a 1-1 tie — and Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves to help the Islanders break a 1-1 series deadlock.
How big would an #Isles win be tonight?— Brian Compton (@BComptonNHL) August 30, 2020
Teams with a 3-1 lead are 284-29 winning a best-of-7 Stanley Cup Playoff series, including a 6-0 in the first round this season.
In the final game of the night, the Canucks and Golden Knights meet for Game 4 in another series that had its 1-1 tie broken by Game 3 on Saturday. Vegas took the lead with a 3-0 win, its second shutout of Vancouver in the series. Former Blackhawks goaltender Robin Lehner made 31 saves while Alex Tuch, Zach Whitecloud and Mark Stone scored in the win.
Sunday, Aug. 30
Colorado at Dallas, 5 p.m. (NBCSN, TVAS, SN360, SN1)
Philadelphia at NY Islanders, 7 p.m. (NBC, CBC, TVAS, SN)
Vegas at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, SN)
*All times Central