Top Five NHL Notes, NHL Playoffs – August 17, 2020

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The NHL playoffs continue to provide exciting moments as Sunday’s action saw three games go to overtime.

Here are the top five moments 

Islanders Strength is Even – Mathew Barzal’s first postseason OT goal helped the Islanders take a 3-0 series lead on Washington. Despite going 1-14 on the power play this series, New York’s outscored the Capitals 10-2 when playing even.

New York Islanders
2020 Postseason
Five On Five
Goals Allowed2
Goal Differential*+8
Special Teams
Goal Differential-2

Pavelski leads Stars – Joe Pavelski posted his first career postseason hat trick, as the Stars defeated the Flames 5-4. Pavelski ranks fifth among active players with 55 career playoff goals. He is the first Stars player to record a postseason hat trick since 1989.

Stars Franchise History
Postseason Hat Tricks
Joe PavelskiAugust 16, 20203
Bob BrookeApril 5, 19893
Dino CiccarelliMay 5, 19813
Steve PayneApril 8, 19813

Joe Pavelski recorded the fourth hat trick in Stars postseason history.

Blues Get Back In Series – After losing their first two games against Vancouver, the defending champions won Game 3 on Brayden Schenn’s first playoff OT goal. The Blues are trying to become the third defending champion to rally down two games to none to win in the Opening Round.

Defending Champion Down 2-0 in Opening round
Came Back to Win Series
TeamsOpponentSeries Result

Flyers Return Shutout – After Carey Price blanked the Flyers in Game 2, 5-0, Carter Hart returned the favor in Game 3. Hart stopped 23 shots in the Flyers 1-0 victory to take a 2-1 series lead over the Canadiens. 

Youngest Goaltender To Post Shutout
Philadelphia Flyers History
Carter Hart22 years 3 days
Pete Peeters22 years, 246 days
Ron Hextall22 years, 343 days
Ron Hextall22 years, 348 days

Hawks Stay Alive – Corey Crawford made 48 saves (the most in a non-OT playoff game in his career) to help the Blackhawks stave off elimination against Vegas. 

Most Saves, Regulation Game
Corey Crawford Postseason Career
DateSavesGame Result
8/16/2020Golden Knights48W, 3-1
8/7/2020Oilers43W, 3-2
4/21/2011Canucks36W, 5-0
5/27/2013Blackhawks35W, 4-3

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