Islanders 4, Penguins 1
New York leads series 3-0
PITTSBURGH — The New York Islanders are on the cusp of just their second playoff series win in more than a quarter-century.
Jordan Eberle scored for the third straight game, Robin Lehner stopped 25 shots and the Islanders rolled to a victory over the stunned Pittsburgh Penguins to take a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal.
Blue Jackets 3, Lightning 1
Columbus leads series 3-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their postseason mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL’s best team and moving to within a game of sweeping the playoff series.
Matt Duchene, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky fended off a desperate third-period charge to finish with 30 saves for the Blue Jackets.
Jets 6, Blues 3
St. Louis leads series 2-1
ST. LOUIS — Kyle Connor scored twice, Patrik Laine had a goal and an assist, and Winnipeg beat St. Louis to climb back into its playoff series.
Winnipeg dropped the first two games by one goal, but got back on track in St. Louis. Kevin Hayes, Brandon Tanev and Dustin Byfuglien also scored.
Golden Knights 6, Sharks 3
Vegas leads series 2-1
LAS VEGAS — Mark Stone had three goals and two assists, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the San Jose Sharks to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Paul Stastny collected two goals and three assists as Vegas captured another high-scoring matchup with San Jose. Max Pacioretty had a goal and an assist and defenseman Shea Theodore had three assists.