NHL Qualifiers: Schedule, Broadcast Information for August 5th
The first sweep of the postseason is complete, and others will look to avoid that same fate today.
Bust out the brooms because we saw our first sweep of a qualifying round last night. The Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 4-1 last night to take the best-of-five series in three games. They also did it with an extra squeeze of lemon juice in the wound if this play is any indication:
Sebastian Aho just stole Jacob Trouba's lunch money, walked Tony DeAngelo into another galaxy, and went backhand shelf from his knees on Igor. Preposterous #TakeWarning pic.twitter.com/3RniZRHvkg— Spoked Z (@SpokedZ) August 5, 2020
In other results from last night, the New York Islanders took a commanding 2-0 series lead against the Florida Panthers thanks to a 4-2 win. The Nashville Predators roared back to even their series with the Minnesota Wild after getting thumped the first game with a similarly-scored 4-2 win. Also tying their series was the Toronto Maple Leafs thanks to a 3-0 clean sheet of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Missing Mark Scheifele, the Winnipeg Jets’ defense was tested and came up wanting thanks to a 6-goal onslaught from the Calgary Flames. Calgary leads that series 2-1 and can clinch the series win tomorrow.
As for today’s slate of games, we’ll be tuning in specifically to see if the Islanders can join the Hurricanes on broom patrol in addition to the Dallas Stars round robin game this afternoon:
Here’s the full lineup of six wall-to-wall games scheduled for today, the last day we’ll have six on the schedule thanks to those Bunch of Jerks for sweeping:
- 11 AM CDT: New York Islanders @ Florida Panthers (NBCSN, 2-0 NYI)
- 1:30 PM CDT: Nashville Predators @ Arizona Coyotes (NHL Network, 1-1 series)
- 3 PM CDT: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins (NBCSN, Round Robin)
- 7 PM CDT: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Montreal Canadiens (NBCSN, 1-1 series)
- 9:30 PM CDT: Edmonton Oilers @ Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, 1-1 series)/