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NHL Roundup: 1st September

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Thatcher Demko made 48 saves as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-0 in Game 6 to even the Western Conference Second Round series in Edmonton on Thursday.

Both Quinn Hughes and J.T. Miller picked up two points on the night for the Canucks, with the seventh and deciding game set for Friday.

Ivan Provorov was the hero for Philadelphia Flyers with the game winner in the second period of overtime as the Flyers completed a 5-4 win in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Second Round series in Toronto.

Each of the Flyers three wins in the series have all come in overtime. The deciding game will now be played in Toronto on Saturday evening.

Jake Allen was traded to the Montreal Canadiens by the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday for a third and seventh round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.


Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference Final and will play either the New York Islanders or Philadelphia Flyers.

Lightning defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 in double overtime in Game 5 on Monday, to book their place in the Conference Final for the second time in three seasons.

Victor Hedman scored at 14:10 of the second period of overtime to ensure victory. Bruins have now lost four straight games after winning 3-2 in Game 1.

Michael Hutchinson made 31 saves in his first Stanley Cup play off start as the Colorado Avalanche avoided elimination with a 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 5 of the Western Conference second round in Edmonton on Monday.

Colorado netted four of its five first period goals inside 2:36, one second shy of tying the NHL play off record for the fastest four goals ever scored. That record is currently held by the Montreal Canadiens side of 1944 who scored four times in 2:35 in Game 5 of the semi-finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs.


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