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|
|Five On Five|
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 Pavelski||August 16, 2020||3|
|Bob Brooke||April 5, 1989||3|
|Dino Ciccarelli||May 5, 1981||3|
|Steve Payne||April 8, 1981||3|
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|
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 Hart||22 years 3 days|
|Pete Peeters||22 years, 246 days|
|Ron Hextall||22 years, 343 days|
|Ron Hextall||22 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|
|8/16/2020||Golden Knights||48||W, 3-1|