DALLAS STARS 4 ST LOUIS BLUES 2- (Series tied 1-1)
Roope Hintz had 2 goals and an assist leading his Dallas Stars to a 4-2 win and send the series to Dallas tied at a game a piece. Hintz was part of a 3 goal First period for the Stars, who also got goals from Miro Heiskanen and Mattias Janmark. Check out the feed he makes here to set up Heiskanen’s goal.
He added his 2nd goal into an empty net with 3 seconds left as the Blues pressed for the equalizer. Jaden Schwartz and Colton Parayko scored for Dallas. Game 3 goes Monday night in the Lone Star State.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS 3 BOSTON BRUINS 2 (2OT)- (Series tied 1-1)
Artemi Panarin had 2 goals and set up the Double OT winner by Matt Duchene as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Bruins 3-2. It was the 7th straight night of OT in this year’s playoffs. Matt Grzelcyk opened the scoring on the PP for the Bruins in the 1st, but a scrum at the end of the period saw Brad Marchand singled out for cross-schecking, giving the Blue Jackets a power play of their own to start the 2nd. Panarin would score with the man-advantage, but Charlie Coyle would restore the Bruins lead 58 seconds later. Panarin’s 2nd goal was an absolute beauty:
They stayed scoreless for the next 2 1⁄2 periods, including the first OT where both teams had 10 shots on their opponents. Tuukka Rask and Sergei Bobrovsky made you think that this game could go on forever, but the Bruins began to show signs of tiring, and after having already killed off a Charlie McAvoy high sticking call in the 1st OT, would have to kill another in the 2nd as Patrice Bergeron hauled down Seth Jones in front of Bobrovsky. Duchene banged home a rebound in front of Rask on the PP and gave Columbus the win, setting the stage for Game 3 Tuesday in Columbus. Though Rask made more saves, Bobrovsky was the star here, many of his stops were of the highlight reel variety.
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