Two teams are ready for the Stanley Cup semi-finals: the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning. However, their opponents have not yet been confirmed. The Canadians will face either the Colorado Avalanche or the Vegas Golden Knights (3-2 VGK in the game series), while Lightning will face the series winner between the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders.
The Islanders lead 3-2 in the series games against the Bruins and the night before Thursday, 01.30 Swedish time (Viaplay), they have a chance to get ahead in front of the home crowd at the Nassau Coliseum. But first they must defeat a desperate Bruins who will do anything to take the series into the decisive seventh game at home in Boston.
Here are five snacks before tonight’s only game:
New York was in the same position in the first round against the Pittsburgh Penguins as it is now; In a 3-2 lead in matches with a chance to determine the series in front of the host crowd at the Nassau Coliseum.
At the time, things went the way of the islanders who rode the crowd wave and defeated the Penguins 5-3. The team is now hoping to make the process short even with the Bruins.
Video: NYI-BOS M4: Barzal finds Palmieri in the castle
The fourth and final victory is always the hardest to succeed, but it is good that we will return to the Colosseum, said the Islands striker. Jordan Eberl After match 5. You all saw how loud it was in there. It really helps us and gives us energy. Now we will study some videos, prepare and mentally recharge for another difficult battle.
If the Islanders defeat the Bruins, it will be the second year in a row that they reach the third round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. In the 2020 playoffs, the team went out 4–2 in games against the team that later won the Stanley Cup; Tampa Bay Lightning.
Question mark about Fast
Touka your head He was replaced in the third period with the Bruins losing 5-4 in Game 5. This is after he conceded four goals on 16 shots.
At the time of writing, it remains unclear if Raske will be between the Bruins’ roster in Game Six. The goalkeeper has been sidelined with minor injuries for a long time, according to head coach Bruce Cassidy.
Cassidy said he’s getting treatment and we’ll see tomorrow how he feels and if he can play.
Video: BOS-NYI M5: Nelson scores from the castle
If Rask can’t play, he tends to the novice Jeremy Swayman Take the opportunity. Swayman is the one who replaced your head in the third game of the fifth game.
Islanders need to get sharper
The Islanders held out and won 5-4 away at TD Garden against the Bruins in Match 5. This is despite the home team having a 44-19 shooting advantage, which included a third period where the advantage was full 18-3.
“We have to play better,” Islanders coach Barry Trotz said on Tuesday. We found a way to win that match, which is a strong point in our group. We saved in the important moments and got the rescue when we needed it They pushed us back in the third but we were able to sort it out in the last four or five minutes, which was enough at the time.
– We can play better.
Until proof to the islanders in match 6.
Barzal’s target winger
Matthew Barzal He went goalless from his first eight qualifying matches, but now he’s already starting. Berzal scored in three consecutive games and was behind two goals in Match 5. Berzal is a match winning type, and given the point above, his higher form is welcome in the Islanders camp.
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A strong but familiar opponent awaits you
Whether it’s the Islanders or the Bruins who advance from the game series, a tough opponent awaits in the Stanley Cup semi-finals. The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 in games Wednesday night and they are now licking their lips in anticipation of their next opponent.
“This is not our ultimate goal,” said the lightning forward Brayden Point after progress. We still have what we want to do. We won’t celebrate this much. We get two good training days here so we can wait for our next opponent.
Tampa Bay gets a home advantage regardless of whether their next opponent is Boston or New York. En route to the Stanley Cup last season, the Lightning defeated the Bruins 4-1 in second-round games, and the Islanders 4-2 in the Eastern Conference final games.