Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Avalanche look to advance to conference final
The Avalanche can advance to the Western Conference Final for the first time since 2001-02 with a victory in Game 5 against the Blues at Ball Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes haven't played a bad game in the Eastern Conference Second Round, but they weren't good enough to score more than one goal in Game 4. Shesterkin deserves the praise he is and will continue to get for his 30-save performance in Game 4 against the Hurricanes.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has played for the Edmonton Oilers for 11 seasons, longer than any of his teammates. The Flames have done plenty of good things in the Western Conference Second Round, just not for long enough in any of the first four games. Andrew Copp had a goal and two assists when the Rangers defeated the Hurricanes in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Madison Square Garden to tie the best-of-7 series.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Evander Kane each scored twice for the Oilers in a 5-3 win in Game 4 of the Western Conference Second Round at Rogers Place.
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