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2018 NHL PLAYOFF-SECOND ROUND SCHEDULE & RECAPS

TV Networks -in USA- NBC Sports Network, CNBC, NBC , USA Network & The NHL Network , in Canada - CBC & Sportsnet

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Boston at Tampa Bay Pittsburgh at Washington 
Winnipeg at Nashville San Jose at Vegas
 
 
     
Boston at Tampa Bay DATE-TIME HOME TEAM
Game 1-  Sportsnet &  NBCSN Sat, April 28 3 p.m Rick Nash had two goals and the Bruins' high-scoring line of Patrice Bergeron,David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand combined for 11 points in the Bruins' 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Game 2-  CBC, &   NBCSN Mon, April 30 7 p.m. Brayden Point had an empty-net goal and three assists as Lightning responded with a 4-2 victory over Bruins, in Game 2  on Monday night.
Game 3-  CBC, &   NBCSN Wed, May 2 7 p.m Ondrej Palat scored twice and  Yanni  Gourde assisted on Tampa Bay's third goal in a 4-1 victory over Boston that gave the Lightning a 2-1 lead in the series.
Game 4- CBC, &   NBCSN Fri May 4 7 p.m. Dan Girardi scored 3:18 into overtime to give Tampa Bay a 4-3 victory over Boston on Friday night in a game that featured more face-licking from Brad Marchand but left the Lightning with a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals 
Game 5-  Sportsnet &  NBC Sun, May 6  3 p.m. Brayden Point and J.T. Miller scored second-period goals and Anton Stralman added an empty-netter with 1:29 remaining to end any chance for a Boston comeback as Lightning took a  3-1 victory over the Bruins to end their second-round playoff series in five games..

    

 
Columbus at Washington  DATE-TIME  
Game 1- Sportsnet &  NBCSN  

Thur, April 26 7 p.m

 

Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scored in a 4:49 span to help Pittsburgh erase a two-goal deficit in the third period and the Penguins beat Washington 3-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the second-round series.
Game 2- CBC, &   NBCSN Sun, April 29 3 p.m Braden Holtby stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced to lead Capitals to a 4-1 win over Penguins in Game 2 to tie the second-round series.
Game 3- Sportsnet &  NBCSN Tues, May 1 7:30 p.m Alex Ovechkin knocked his own rebound out of midair and by Matt Murray with 1:07 remaining to lift the Capitals to a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night in Game 3 of their increasingly testy Eastern Conference semifinal series with Pittsburgh.
Game 4- - Sportsnet &  NBCSN Thur, May 3 7 p.m Jake Guentzel scored twice and the Penguins held Washington star Alex Ovechkin without a shot on goal for just the third time in 107 career playoff games to grind out a 3-1 victory in Game 4 on Thursday night to even their typically taut Eastern Conference semifinal.
Game 5-  - - Sportsnet &  NBC Sat, May 5 7 p.m Jakub Vrana   made the most of his promotion to the top line alongside Alex Ovechkinand Evgeny Kuznetsov, setting up the tying goal and scoring the Game 5 winner as Washington beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in the second-round series and put the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup champions on the brink of elimination.
Game 6-  Mon, May 7- 7 p.m Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 'his seventh goal of the playoffs at 5:27 into overtime pushed the Capitals into the NHL's final four for just the third time in franchise history with  a 2-1 overtime win in Game 6 on Monday night over Penguins,

 

 
 
Colorado-Nashville DATE-TIME HOME TEAM
Game 1- CBC, &   NBCSN Fri, April 27 8 p.m. Connor Hellebuyck made 47 saves and the Jets beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal between the NHL's top teams in the regular season.
Game 2- CBC, &   NBCSN Sun, April 29 7 p.m Kevin Fiala scored off a 2-on-1 5:37 into double overtime to give the Predators a 5-4 victory over the Jets on Sunday night in Game 2, tying the Western Conference semifinal series.
Game 3- CBC  &  CNBC Tues, May 1 8 p.m Blake Wheeler scored on the power play with 4:59 left after Winnipeg roared back from that early 3-0 deficit to defeat the Nashville Predators 7-4 on Tuesday night and grab a 2-1 lead in their second-round playoff series.
Game 4- CBC, &   NBCSN Thur, May 3 9:30 p.m. Pekka Rinne made 32 saves while PK Subban and Ryan Hartman scored and the Predators stifled Winnipeg's high-powered offense to win 2-1 and even their second-round series through four games.
Game 5-   CBC, &   NBCSN Sat, May 5  9:30 p.m. Kyle Connor had two goals and an assist as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Nashville Predators 6-2 on Saturday night to grab a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven conference semifinal.
Game 6-  Mon, May 7 Filip Forsberg had two goals and an assist, Pekka Rinne stopped 34 shots for his second shutout of the playoffs, and the Predators beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 on Monday to force a decisive Game 7 in their Western Conference semifinal series.
Game 7-   Thur, May 10 Tyler Myers and Paul Stastny scored 2:06 apart in the first period, and the Jets stunned the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Thursday night in their first Game 7 -- continuing an amazing run for a team swept in its previous two playoff appearances.
 
Los Angeles-Vegas DATE-TIME  
Game 1- CBC, &   NBCSN Thur, April 26 10 p  Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33 shots for his third shutout of the playoffs, and the Vegas Golden Knights went on to beat the San Jose Sharks 7-0 in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Game 2- CBC, &  NBC Sat, April 28 8 p.m. Logan Couture's second goal of the game, on the power play at 5:13 of the second overtime, lifted the Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night, tying their Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.
Game 3- CBC &  NBCSN Mon, April 30 10 p.m.  Golden Knights bounced back after allowing a late tying goal in regulation when William Karlsson scored 8:17 into overtime to lead Vegas to a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night and a 2-1 series lead.
Game 4- CBC &  NBCSN Wed, May 2 10 p.m. Marcus Sorensen and  Joonas Donskoi scored in the first period and Martin Jones made 34 saves for his sixth career postseason shutout as the Sharks bounced back from an overtime loss to beat the Golden Knights 4-0 in Game 4 on Wednesday night.
Game 5-  CBC &  NBCSN Fri May 4 10 p.m. Alex Tuch scored twice to lead Vegas to a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharkson Friday night, giving the Golden Knights a 3-2 series lead in their conference semifinal.
Game 6-   CBC &  NBCSN Sun, May 6  7:30 p.m Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves in his fourth shutout of the playoffs and the Golden Knights have made it to the NHL's final four in their inaugural season after beating the San Jose Sharks 3-0 in Game 6 of their second-round series Sunday.

  

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