Friday, November 27

playoffs

Hockey, Local, NHL, playoffs, Sports

NHL delays game one day after 5 overtime in first game of playoffs – The Canadian News

The opening game of the NHL Boston Bruins-Carolina Hurricanes playoff series was postponed to Wednesday morning after the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Columbus Blue Jackets were tied 2-2 after four overtime Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena. The Bruins-Hurricanes game was originally set to begin at 8 p.m. ET. Now it will start on Wednesday at 11am. M. The Lightning-Blue Jackets game began at 3 p.m. and completed the fourth overtime around 8:45 p.m. The Tampa-Columbus contest was the opening game of the full first round of the playoffs. The second NHL game of the day, between the Calgary Flames and the Dallas Stars in Edmonton, began at 5:30 p.m. and ended long before the conclusion of Tampa-Columbus. All postseason games in the NHL are played in Toronto and Edmonton without fans d...
Columbus Blue Jackets, Local, NHL, playoffs, Sports, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs, Blue Jackets face off in Game 3 of the qualifying series – The Canadian News

After swapping shutouts in the first two games of their Eastern Conference best-of-five qualifying series, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets look to generate more offenses in Game 3 Thursday in Toronto. The Maple Leafs bounced back from a 2-0 loss in Game 1 with a dominant 3-0 victory in Game 2, beating Columbus by a 39-20 margin and controlling the majority of the game. Goalkeeper Joonas Korpisalo remained almost unaided by the Jackets in the game, stopping 36 of 38 shots. Auston Matthews' goal at 4:00 pm in the second period, however, finally returned dividends under constant pressure from Toronto. "Today I thought we had put in a lot of effort since the beginning of the game," said Toronto head coach Sheldon Keefe. "Some loose records were available, they...