Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz. Watch the 2019 NHL playoffs every day. San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues take third place on Wednesday's Western Conference Finals. The best series is 1-1.
Western Conference Finals, Match 3
San Jose Shark in St. Louis Blues (NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS): 8 PM Up to seven series are bundled in 1-1 and moved to Enterprise Center for Game 3. The shark in the final two to four distances from the SAP Center lost its way twice for the Colorado avalanche in the second round. San Jose allowed an average of 21 points (3.5 points per game) in six road games and 12 points (an average of 2 points per game). The blues were 3-4 with 15 goals (2.14 per game), 19 points (2.7 points per game).
Need to know
– Deep scoring was an important factor. I write staff writer Tracey Myers in the first two games of this series.
– Jordan BinningtonThe NHL began at age seven and the club team I need a goalkeeper. Staff writer Mike Zeisberger has a story.
– The shark knows what to do to win this series. Get more goals. , Writes Zeisberger.
Eastern Conference Final
The Boston Bruins defeated Carolina Hurricane 2-1. Eastern Conference Final Game 3He went ahead 3-0 on Tuesday. Here is a takeout from the game.
Rask does not flush to Bruins.
Tuca Rusk There was no doubt that the Bruins survived the first period of Game 3. He made 20 saves including 10 in the first 5:48. It was probably the best time in the playoffs, considering the pressure from the hurricanes and the lack of return to Boston. The problem is that Rascal's 35-save performance in Game 3 is looking forward to him in the playoffs. Rask had six consecutive starts and allowed nine goals with a .956 save. He has 11 wins and 5 losses, scoring 1.96 goals, and an average .939 save percentage in the playoffs. He allowed three goals in the past 12 games, more than once, five times in two. There is some controversy about the Conn Smythe trophy at this point.
The fourth line of Bruins brings change.
Boston scored another goal in the fourth. Chris Wagner In the series. Wagner's goal was 1:21 for the second period after Bruins finished his lifeless power play at the end of the cruel first period. The goal was to revive Boston vigorously. Boston then dominated the road. Wagner's goal is only part of the difference in the fourth line made in Game 3. Even when the puck was strong, I could control the puck every time I was on ice. It was pressurized and consistently kept the puck deep. center Sean Kuralli Bruins led to seven shots and nine total attempts. The line also includes forward. Joakim NordstromTried 14 times the same as Boston's top line. The hurricane has no answer for the fourth line of Bruins.
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McElhinney was the right choice for the hurricane.
Starting Curtis McElhanny After the goal Petr Majek Struggling in the first two games of the series came out to be a good decision for Carolina. McElhinney made 29 saves, and his patience and calm attitude came to his colleagues for the second time, especially when he was 18-6. He could not make a mistake at Boston's goal and hit the hurricane in the third season with a few major saves, including a glove to catch a 1 second left to Torey Krug with a 1:08 defensive left Headed. Another show, like in Game 4, will give Carolina an opportunity to survive the series.
Carolina Power Play does not work.
The hurricane is 5 hits in 50 at power play at the Stanley Cup playoffs, but the first two rounds did not hurt. In fact, they swept New York Islanders in the second round despite going one for 13 with a male advantage; One goal was shot by the islanders in the net. But the struggle for Carolina to fight against Boston (12 out of a series) is particularly costly on Thursday. Hurricanes had four power plays in the first period, including four to three at 1: 9, and five to three at 45 seconds, and could not be converted. Missing opportunity is forward Brad Marchad The score, which is 12 to 5 in the series and has been found to win the Bruins Power Play, is winning two of three games.
– Rask is enjoying this post season., Bruins Hall of Fame goalkeeper Gerry Cheevers. Columnist Dave Stubbs spoke with Cheevers this week.
– Rask and the Bruins Surviving early Win three games in Carolina. Senior writer Dan Rosen has the story.
– Caroline Your worst enemy Losing 3-0 in Boston, the staff writer Tom Gulitti
– McElhinney took over Mrazek of the Hurricanes goal Brave loser, And editor-in-chief Shawn P. Roarke.