NHL Western Conference Finals Playoffs podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Knight’s Lehner shutsout Stars to tie series in 3-0 win

This goal was called back when the Vegas Golden Knights  Max Pacioretty (67) and Reilly Smith (19) both were called for interference in the second period as Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) is in net during game 2 of the Western Conference Finals at Rogers Centre in Edmonton on Tue Sep 8, 2020 (AP News photo)

On NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Marko:

#1 Marko, you got to hand Tuesday’s game 2 to Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner who stopped all 24 Dallas Stars shots for a shutout.

#2 In the first Period between Dallas and Vegas it seemed like it was going to be a defensive game from the start with Lehner in net for Vegas and then there was Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin who stopped 24 out of 27 shots it turned out to be a scoreless first period.

#3 For Vegas Paul Stastny scored his third goal of the post season in the second period at 4:53 to get the Knights on the scoreboard for a 1-0 lead.

#4 William Karlsson scored at 8:24 in the second period for Karlsson’s 4th goal of the season putting Vegas up 2-0.

#5 The Knights Tomas Nosek scored at 14:32 in the second period to round off all the scoring for a Tuesday night it was Nosek’s second goal of the playoffs and the Knights would go onto win it 3-0.

#6 The series is tied at 1-1 and both the Knights and Stars match up for game three on Thursday night in Edmonton Marko set game 3 up for us.

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoff podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Pettersson’s 3rd period goal makes the difference for Canucks in 2-1 win

The Vancouver Canucks Elias Pettersson (40) raises his hands in celebration after scoring the eventual game winning goal at 3:19 in the third period as the Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) and Braydon McNabb (3) can only look on during game five at Rogers Centre in Edmonton on Tuesday night (Canadian Press photo)

On the Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Marko:

#1 The Vancouver Canucks coming into game five down 3-1 needed to pull out all the stops to keep them alive in the postseason against the Vegas Golden Knights. This game was none to easy and a nail biter that saw the Canucks just get by 2-1.

#2 The Golden Knights opened the scoring in the second period at 15:12 Shea Theodore scored his fifth goal of the post season for a 1-0 lead. The Knights at this point felt that they can gain some confidence if they could get another goal in the second period.

#3 The Vancouver Canucks Brock Boeser scored his fourth goal in the playoffs at 15:36 14 seconds after Throdore scored his goal to tie the game at 1-1. The Canucks came away from the second period with the tie.

#4 The Canucks Elias Pettersson picked up his seventh goal of the playoffs at 3:19 which later proved to be the game winner 2-1 Canucks who cut Vegas’ lead to one game it’s a 3-2 Knights series lead.

#5 For the goalies: Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko stopped 43 shots allowed one goal and for the Knights Robin Lehner faced 17 shots and allowed two goals.

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Horvat scores twice leads Canucks to 5-2 victory in game 2 over Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights left winger William Carrier (28), Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom (25), the Knights right winger Ryan Reaves (75) and the Canucks right winger Brandon Sutter (20) all line up to anticipate the pucks’ arrival on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre in Edmonton for game 2 of the second round all tied up at 1-1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (nhl.com photo)

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Marko Ukalovic

#1 In game two between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Vancouver Canucks in the second round of the playoffs: Tyler Toffoli scored the first goal for the Vancouver Canucks in the first period at 1:29. The Knights Bo Horvat scored his seventh playoff goal tying the game at 10:59 1-1.

#2 The Knights Alex Tuck at 6:34 in the second period got the Knights on the scoreboard   for Tuch’s eighth goal of the playoffs Canucks in front 2-1. The Canucks Elias Petterson scored at 18:35 to get Vancouver up in front 3-1 at 18:35.

#3 Third period: The Canucks Bo Horvat scores his second goal of the game 18 seconds into the period as the Canucks take a 4-1 lead. The Knights wanted a say in the matter before this one was over on a Max Pacioretty goal his third goal of the post season scoring at 18:34 cutting the Vancouver lead to two goals 4-2. The games final goal would come at 19:30 to put the icing on the cake as the Canucks Tanner Pearson scored making it a 5-2 final.

#4 Marko talk about the goaltending first for the Knights head coach Peter DeBoer went with Robin Lehner over Marc-Andre Fluery who stopped 22 out of 26 shots.

#5 In goal for the Canucks Jacob Markstrom who stopped 38 out of 40 shots talk about the job he did to keep the Knights at bay on Tuesday night. Same clubs for game 3 Thursday night at Rogers Centre in Edmonton.

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Canadiens avoid elimination defeat Flyers 5-3; Game 6 Thursday night

The Montreal Canadiens hang onto play another day defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The Habs down by one game 3-2 heading into Thursday night’s game 6 against the Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLonNBCSports)

Marko on the Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers game 5:

You look at this last series against the Pittsburgh Penguins and a lot of people were just shocked that the Montreal Canadiens were able to take out Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in the qualifying round.

Going into this round people thought the Philadelphia Flyers were going to get stung by Montreal. The Flyers and Canadiens played to a 1-1 series tie and then came the back to back shutouts by the Flyers goalie Carter Hart to give the Flyers a 3-1 series lead and get the Canadiens on the brink of elimination.

On Wednesday night in game five, the Habs drew first blood in the first period when Joel Armia scored his second goal of the playoffs at 2:53. In the second period the Flyers Jakub Voracek got goals at 2:35 and 6:37 to get the Flyers the 2-1 lead. Armia again came right back at 10:12 to even things up 2-2 and picking up his second goal of the game and third of the playoffs. At 11:30 Brendan Gallagher scored at 11:30 putting the Canadiens on top 3-2. The Canadiens Nick Suzuki scored a goal that later was called back the goal would have given the Canadiens a two goal lead.

The third period was another nail biter with the Canadiens ahead 3-2 the Flyers Joel Farabee scored on Habs goalie Cary Price at 10:37 to tie the game 3-3 but Suzuki who had a goal taken away from him in the second period got to keep this one scoring at 10:59 to get Montreal the lead 4-3.

The Canadiens added icing on the cake with a fifth goal scored by Phillip Danault at 19:42 to end the game with Montreal a 5-3 winner and able to live another day. As the Canadiens down by one game  3-2 face the Flyers for game 6 Thursday night.

Marko Ukalovic cover the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs each Wednesday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

 

NHL Stanley Cup Qualifiers podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Preds tie series with Yotes in two goal win; Flames get a 6-2 win over the Jets lead series

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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