Columbus Blue Jackets won against the Maple Leafs

NHL Playoffs: Columbus Blue Jackets will now challenge Tampa Bay Lightning

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Columbus Blue Jackets won against the Maple Leafs

There are also the Columbus Blue Jackets of the Swiss star Dean Kukan among the teams that will compete in the round of 16 of the NHL playoffs. The Ohio team validated their next round by winning the decisive game-5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs with a score of 3-0.

Kukan remained on the ice for ten and a half minutes, while Malgin (facing Toronto) did not play. In the round of 16, Kukan and his teammates will be opposed to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who qualified directly for the first main round of the playoffs by virtue of their second place first in the Eastern Conference before the stop due to the pandemic.

Eastern Conference: Philadelphia Flyers - Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins - Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning - Columbus Blue Jackets, Washington Capitals - New York Islanders. Western Conference: Vegas Golden Knights - Chicago Blackhawks, St.

Louis Blues - Vancouver Canucks, Dallas Stars - Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche - Arizona Coyotes.

Dominik Kubalik superstar of the NHL come back!

After the NBA, the National Hockey League also resumed its course with the Chicago Blackhawks' 6-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in the first game of five to qualify for the playoffs.

The star of the match held in the Edmonton bubble was the Czech Dominik Kubalik, who with 2 goals and three assists dragged the guests to victory, who were good at closing the slope in the first half of the game and resisting the opposing comeback in the third final.

In addition to the Czech, Strome, Toews and Saad also scored. In the Toronto bubble, the Carolina Hurricans of Niederreiter won, with a 3-2 they overtook the New York Rangers. The Swiss player (15'19 ", +/- 0) scored an assist, while the winners' goals were signed by Slavin in the first period, by Aho in the central part and by Necas in the last third.

The challenge saw Carolina make the difference thanks to the great performances of Slavin (2 '), Aho (27') and Necas, who scored on 51 'on assist from Niederraiter. For the Rangers goals from Zibanejad (35 ') and Marc Staal (59').

The actual playoffs will begin on August 11 and, if all goes the right way, they will keep us company until the beginning of October, when the Stanley Cup will be awarded. NHL will restart from Canada. The ratification by the League and the Players Association of the agreement for the extension of the collective agreement until 2026 has also confirmed the resumption of the Ntaional Hockey League.

The news? The two bubbles have been made official: in Edmonton for the 12 Eastern Conference teams (plus finals for the Stanley Cup) and in Toronto for the 12pm Western Conference

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