One way or another, tonight the Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights will be breaking their current 1-1 tie, facing off at 8:00PM ET.
You can watch the game on CBC, Sportsnet, and TVAS.
So far, this has been a big series for goaltending, as the scores (0-1 and 3-0) might imply. Robin Lehner and Marc-Andre Fleury have been a solid duo for Vegas these playoffs (weird agent-generated twitter memes aside) and Jake Oettinger managed to hold it together for Dallas for the end of game 2, though it wasn’t quite enough to turn the game in Dallas’ favour. Did I mention that they didn’t score any goals?
Goaltenders to make their NHL debut in either the Conference Finals or Semifinals, since 1943-44:— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) September 9, 2020
Jake Oettinger with the @DallasStars in 2020
Bob Champoux with the Red Wings in 1964
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Fingers crossed, we’ll be seeing a bit more goal scoring in this series moving forward. If not, the Lightning will just have to keep picking up the slack.
Top 25 Draft Prospects of 2020
Since the Maple Leafs are now picking 15th overall (thank you Kasperi), knowing who’s at the top of the draft is now much more relevant.
2020-2021 NHL offer sheet compensation has been set
An important piece of information when working on your best galaxy-brain trade proposals.
From the Branches
Trade Targets Part 2: Scouring the East for the defenceman the Leafs need
The Athletic joins every Leafs fan on twitter in continuing their search for defencemen for the Leafs.
Korean-American hockey coach Sam Kim rides work ethic to NHL job
Sam Kim discusses his path to his new position as the Leafs video and coaching coordinator.
The Ottawa Senators have begun paying their coaching staff their full salaries again:
Many league and team employees are still working on reduced pay while games are being played.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) September 9, 2020
But right now, no other known disagreements or disputes with regard to coach pay.
Everything weird that happened in the second round:
And, finally, some good ol’ fashioned dog content as Oskar Lindblom reunited with his dog:
Oskar Lindblom and his dog Tage reuniting for the first time since leaving for the NHL bubble 🥺 pic.twitter.com/z9j0pg18Ya— Brooke Destra (@BrookeNBCS) September 9, 2020