Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) tries to stop the puck on a Boston Bruins shot in game 1 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Playoffs at PNC in Pittsburgh on Mon May 2, 2022 (AP News photo)
On the NHL podcast with Len:
#1 The Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Antti Raanta stopped 35 shots as the Hurricanes won game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins 5-1 in the Eastern Conference first round in Pittsburgh’s PNC Arena. It was Ranata’s first NHL playoff game.
#2 The Toronto Maple Leafs let themselves be know in game 1 of the first round of the playoffs with a 5-0 shutout over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Austin Matthews scored twice for Toronto. The Leafs Mitchell Marner scored a goal and had two assists and goaltender Jack Campbell stopped 23 shots.
#3 Len, talk about the St Louis Blues who blanked the Minnesota Wild. The Blues were 13-1-1 since 2019-20 season. They really have the Wild’s number. Dave Peron had a hat trick and the Wild had six power play attempts and they did not score. Ville Hasso in goal for St Louis faced 37 shots and stopped all of them for the shutout.
#4 The Nashville Predators Juuse Saros will sit out for games 1 and 2 against the Colorado Avalanche because of a lower body injury. Saros missed the last two games of the regular season for the Predators how much will the Preds miss Saros out of the line up.
#5 After suffering an upper body injury and missing three games the Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is on the radar to play in game 1 in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Florida Panthers.
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