NHL Western Conference Finals podcast with Joe Lami: Stars move onto Stanley Cup Finals; Beat Vegas in short order 5 games

Both Dallas Stars and the Vegas Golden Knights met at center ice for the honorary handshake at the conclusion of game five last Mon Sep 14th at Rogers Centre in Edmonton (Canadian Press photo)

NHL Western Conference Finals podcast with Joe Lami:

#1 The Dallas Stars won this series Joe in five games knowing how tough the Vegas Golden Knights are how surprising was the series win in short order for the Stars.

#2 Let’s talk about that final and fifth clinching game for the Stars that went overtime on Monday night. The Knights opened up the contest with a first period goal by Chandler Stephenson (3) at 8:14 putting the Knights in the drivers seat at 1-0.

#3 Joe talk about the goaltending in the second period neither goalie gave up a goal for the  Stars Anton Khudobin and for the Knights Rob Lehner.

#4 The Knights took a 1-0 lead into the third period and that’s when the tide turned, the Knights Reilly Smith scored giving the Knights the last lead they will have for this season 2-0. Then came the Stars Jamie Benn and Joel Kiviranta scoring a goal each to tie up the game and force overtime.

#5 In overtime the Stars Denis Gurianov scored at 3:36 for the gamer and clincher as the Dallas Stars will represent the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Join Joe Lami for the NHL Stanley Cup Finals podcast each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

NHL Eastern Conference Finals Playoff podcast with Joe Lami: Lightning played a dominating opening game against Isles

The Tampa Bay Lightning who lit up the lamp on Monday in their six goal win over the New York Islanders in game 1 saw left wing Ondrej Palat (18) score his second goal in the game celebrates with  right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) (AP News photo)

On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoff podcast with Joe Lami:

#1 Joe does the huge win by the Tampa Bay Lightning 8-2 over the New York Islanders pretty much establish what this series is going to be about.

#2 Are the Islanders a team that could come back  and make this series interesting?  They do have Matthew Barzal, Anders Lee, and Andy Greene to name a few who helped get them here.

#3 The Lightning no doubt not only had the offense to score eight on Monday but they also have a goaltender who held the Isles to just two goals in game 1 in Andrei Vasilevskiy who stopped 22 of 24 shots.

#4 Joe talk about the Bolts Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov who each had five points on Monday against the Islanders they were key to the eight goal offense

#5 So it’s back to the drawing board for the Islanders do you think after a game like that on Monday they can regroup or will they have that concern this Lightning team is too well prepared and difficult to contain in game 2 on Wednesday?

Joe Lami does the NHL Stanley Cup podcasts each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Joe Lami: Flyers live another day squeeze out OT victory over Isles 4-3

New York Islanders right winger Cal Clutterbuck (15) checks the Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Justin Braun (61) into the boards in the second period of game 5 of Tuesday night’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (Canadian Press photo)

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Joe Lami:

#1 How crucial, how critical was this win for the Philadelphia Flyers going into game five down 3-1.

#2 The Islanders Josh Bailey got off to a quick start with a second period goal at 1:20 to go in front 1-0. The Flyers Claude Giroux scored his first goal of the playoffs in the second period at 15:45 to tie up the game 1-1.

#3 The Flyers got out of the second period with a 2-1 lead when James Van Reemsdyk scored at 18:18.

#4 In the third period neither team was giving in an inch the Flyers Mattt Niskanen scored at 4:32 and the Flyers looked like they were going to fly past the Islanders taking a 3-1 lead. The Islanders Brock Nelson scored his sixth goal at 15:46. of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to cut the Flyer lead to one 3-2.

#5 The Islanders Derick Brassard tied up the game with a third period goal at 17:19 making it 3-3. The Flyers on the brink of elimination were now in a do or die situation and the Flyers Scott Laughton scored his fourth goal of post season in overtime to win it for the Flyers 4-3 and Philadelphia lives another day.

Joe Lami does the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcasts each Wednesday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Joe Lami: Flyers Myers breaks deadlock with OT goal to tie series in 4-3 win

Philadelphia Flyers Philippe Myers (5) who scored the game winning goal in the overtime stanza for the win to tie the series 1-1 celebrates with teammates after the Flyers 4-3 comeback win over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (Canadian Press photo)

On Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Joe:

The Philadelphia Flyers who tied Wednesday’s night’s series 1-1 with the New York Islanders in game three. The Islanders spotted the Flyers three goals to start the game and later tied the game at 3-3 in the third period forcing overtime. In the overtime stanza the Flyers Philippe Myers scored the game winner for the 4-3. Both teams face off against each other on Thursday at Scotiabank in Toronto for game three.

Here’s a review of game two’s scoring

First period:

Flyers Kevin Hayes (2) scores at 1:57 first period Flyers 1 vs. Islanders 0

Flyers Kevin Hayes (3) scores at 9:43 first period Flyers 2 vs. Islanders 0

Flyers Sean Couturier (1) scores at 15:09 first period Flyers 3 vs. Islanders 0

Second period:

Islanders Anders Lee (5) scores at 11 :45 second period Flyers 3 vs. Islanders 1

Third period:

Islanders Anthony Beauvillier (7) at 11:11 third period Flyers 3 vs. Islander 2

Islanders Jean-Gabriel Pageau (6) scores at 17:51 third period Flyers vs. Islanders 3

Overtime

Flyers Philippe Myers (3) scored at 2:41 overtime goal Flyers 4 vs. Islanders 3

Join Joe Lami each Wednesday night for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

 

 

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Joe Lami: Stars take one game lead on Flames with 3-2 win

Calgary Flames’ Milan Lucic (17) shoves Dallas Stars’ Jamie Benn (14) against the net during a scrum in the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

On the NHL Stanley Cup podcast with Joe:

#1 How much would you say the Dallas Stars have the Calgary Flames back to the wall after Tuesday’s win in Edmonton 2-1 to take game five and a 3-2 series lead.

#2 Let’s start with the first period scoring with Jamie Benn scoring his second goal of the playoffs for Dallas at 10:13 and the Flames Micheal Backlund scored late in the first period to knot it all up 1-1 at 19:14

#3 There was no scoring in the second period shout out to both goaltenders for stopping all shots the Flames net minder Cam Talbot and the Stars goalie Anton Khudobin

#4 The third period early Dallas’ at 1:12 John Klingberg scored what would be the game winning goal for the 2-1 win.

#5 So the stage is set for Thursday night at Rogers Centre the Flames and Stars a must win for the Flames

Joe Lami joins us for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast each Wednesday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

 

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs with Joe Lami: Flames Dube scores twice and Andersson gets game winner 3-2 over Dallas

Calgary Flames’ Dillon Dube (29) is stopped by Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35)] during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Joe:

#1 Joe talk about Dillion Dube who lit up the lamp for the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night at the bubble in Edmonton who scored twice to pace the Flames to a 3-2 one goal win to take game of the first round over the Dallas Stars.

#2 Dube’s two goals were good enough to tie the Stars and it was the Flames Rasmus Andersson who broke the 2-2 deadlock and the Flames were off to victory from that point.

#3 TJ Brodie said there is great chemistry on the Flames and that is partly why they’ve got this far in the post season. Brodie said it feels different from previous years.

#4 How big was it for Andersson to get the Flames the game winner and goaltender Cam Talbot who stopped 24 out of 26 shots.

#5 How do you see this series having back to back games on Thursday and Friday nights between the Stars and Flames will they get exhausted from playing back to back or will they have pure adrenaline going into these two back to back contests.

Joe Lami does the NHL Stanley Cup podcasts each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com