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May 2, 2022 (Opening Night) Playoff Recap

  • ***Note: Odds listed below are series prices prior to the start of Game 1

  • Boston Bruins (-105) v. Carolina Hurricanes (-115)

  • Game 1: Carolina wins 5-1

  • After a 0-0 first period, Carolina busted things open with 2 quick goals from Seth Jarvis and Nino.

  • Raanta had 35 saves in his first career postseason start.

  • Carolina’s PK stole the show (ranked #1 in the NHL)

  • Boston’s PP went 0/3 and did not register a shot on the third PP in the third period with a chance to tie the game

  • Teuvo Teravainen sealed the deal with a beautiful snipe on a 2 on1 in the third period to put the Canes up 2, and then Ullmark let in an awful goal to Trocheck later in the third.

  • Toronto Maple Leafs (-120) v. Tampa Bay Lightning (+100)

  • Game 1: Leafs win 5-0

  • Perhaps the most perfect textbook hockey Toronto has played since 2004.

  • Jack Campbell SHUTOUT

  • The horses were running full steam ahead for TOR in this one:

  • Marner had a goal and 2 apples

  • Matthews had 2 goals and an apple

  • The Leafs PK killed off a 5 minute major (Kyle Clifford dirty hit on Ross Colton) and it got the momentum rolling

  • Tampa Bay PP went 0/5 in this one

  • Kucherov and Hedman looked BRUTAL

  • Hell in the cell broke out in the third period and Morgan Reilly bloodied up Jan Rutta

  • Edmonton Oilers (-245) v. LA Kings (+205)

  • Game 1: Kings win 4-3

  • Mike Smith did not look good in this one and turned the puck over on the winning goal scored by Phillip Danault

  • Stopped 31 of 35 shots, registering a .886 SV%

  • McDavid and Draisaitl both scored, but wasn’t enough to push the Oilers to victory

  • WEIRD STAT: The Oilers have lost 4 straight playoff games when McDavid and Draisaitl each score in the same game

  • Jonathan Quick played excellent stopping 36 of 39 shots

  • Trevor Moore, Phillip Danault, and Alex Iafallo led the way for the Kings with all them registering multi-point efforts

  • St. Louis Blues (+120) v. Minnesota Wild (-140)

  • Game 1: Blues win 4-0

  • David Perron scores a hat-trick and Ryan O’Reilly gets himself on the board

  • Torey Krug had 3 assists and was all over the ice all night

  • Special Teams was the difference:

  • The Blues PP (ranked #2 in NHL) scored twice against a struggling Wild PK (ranked #25 in NHL)

  • The Wild went 0/6 on the PP (ranked #18 in NHL) against the Blues PK (ranked #5 in NHL)

  • Ville Husso registered a 37 save shutout

  • First Blues goalie in franchise history to record a shutout in playoff debut

  • Jared Spurgeon had a nasty cross-check to the back of Pavel Buchnevich’s ankle and the DPOS is going to take a look

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