The Nashville Predators celebrate their victory in game 3 on Tuesday over the Arizona Coyotes to tie the series 1-1 in the NHL Stanley Cup Qualifiers at Rogers Centre in Edmonton (Nashville Predators Google photo)
On the NHL Stanley Cup Qualifiers with Marko Ukalovic:
#1 The Nashville Predators got a two goal win over the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 to tie the series 1-1, the Preds got scoring help from Nick Bonino, Ryan Johansen, Calle Jankrok, and Viktor Arvidsson.
#2 Will the Coyotes goaltending situation after Antti Raanta left the bench during the game impair them for a backup after Raanta was ruled “unfit to play” and was replaced by third string goalie Adin Hill.
#3 During warm ups on Tuesday before the game it was reported that Raanta was struck in the facemask by a puck. Raanta has had a concussion in the past but Coyotes removed him and didn’t disclose the reason why.
#4 The Calgary Flames have taken the series lead over the Winnipeg Jets 2-1, the Flames scored three times on the power play and that opened a wide margin for the 6-2 win. Both teams face off again on Thursday.
#5 The Flames Sean Monahan had a goal and two assists while Elias Lindholm, Johnny Gaudreau, and Mikael Backlund each scored a goal. Talk about the Flames offensive nucleus going into Thursday’s game against the Jets.
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