The Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves down 2-0 to the Florida Panthers
The GIST: Both Canadian contenders started the second round at a deficit, but there’s still plenty to fight for in these seven-game battles. Here’s how our northern teams are faring, along with a quick peek into the other series.
Toronto Maple Leafs: The Force was not with Toronto in last night’s 3–2 Game 2 loss to the
dark side Florida Panthers. Now down 2-0 in the series, the Buds will need to limit the turnovers when the squads meet again Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET in the Sunshine State.
Edmonton Oilers: Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl had himself a Game 1, scoring four goals, but the Edmonton defense struggled in a rough 6–4 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday. Tune in to see if the Oilers can find an ace up their sleeve (*cough* Connor McDavid *cough*) when the puck drops for Game 2 in Sin City tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET.
Elsewhere: The Dallas Stars twinkled their way to a 4–2 Game 2 win over the Seattle Kraken last night, tying the series 1-1 ahead of Sunday’s 9:30 p.m. ET Game 3. And in the Eastern Conference, the NJ Devils (trailing 1-0) will try to do the same when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes for Game 2 tonight at 8 p.m. ET.