Colorado started strong and 2-0 in the first half became the 5-0 break before Vegas slipped 5-1 through William Carlson. Then two more goals came in Colorado before the final whistle blew.
The quarter-final series is decided in the top seven matches.
Landeskog’s first goal (2-0) came when a long pass from Cale Makar across the ice found her next to Robin Lehner past Vegas.
– I was just trying to timing it. With his gaze and talent, I know he saw me. Landeskog says it did a really good forward show so I didn’t have to do more than just prick the sprite.
“Does not mean anything”
She chased Vegas from the start and was sometimes noisy on the ice – especially towards the end of a match.
Vegas, which needed seven games against Minnesota to advance to the quarter-finals, played their final quarter-finals late last night. On the other hand, Colorado was ready a week ago and were somewhat feared to be rusty.
The coaches did a good job planning how to recover during the week and making sure we were in good shape and ready, says Landeskog.
– In general, you played well, but that doesn’t mean anything before the next match. Ayano: We just have to go in and do the same thing again.
In addition to the two goals, Landeskog provided assistance.
Vegas Matthias Ganmark left the ice injured in the second term.
The teams will meet the next evening until Thursday, Swedish time.
Tampa Bay wins first over Carolina
In tonight’s second quarter-final encounter, Tampa Bay took the lead against Carolina in the NHL playoffs, despite an alarming injury at the back.
But Victor Headman came forward, had nearly half an hour of icy time, and was behind the first goal.
– We’re enjoying the extra ice age, he says.
Tampa Bay and Carolina offered a match with many twists and turns, when the two teams clashed in their first meeting in the quarter-finals.
It took almost half of the match before the first goal came, and Victor Headman was behind. After Tampa Bay had a tough time at its end of numerical superiority, the Swedish Rear Ramp got the chance, and fired a bullet that was under the control of Bryden Point.
We had problems early on in PowerPlay with coming and lining up, ” Headman says at the post-match press conference.
We’ll watch the videos of course, but they are a different defense we face compared to the previous round (against Florida). We are working on it and preparing for the next match. We know they’re a little more aggressive, but we just have to go out and do (what we’re supposed to do), and then she’ll be able to look good, ” Heidman says.
Sirnak was injured
A cloud of anxiety over Tampa Bay is that Hill Eric Sirnak left the ice at the end of the second half after being blocked, without returning. This contributed to an increase in playing time for Victor Headman, who was an outdoor player who had the most glacial time with 27:36 minutes.
Once you play, of course you don’t want to see anyone having to leave the match. I think we did a good job with the changes we made, and tried to keep it short. We did a good job there to keep the game we want to play, even if we’re short, and do quick counterattacks. We are enjoying the extra ice age and are proud of trying to defend the lead, ”says Hedman.
Tampa takes the lead
Barely two minutes into the third inning, the equalizer came from Carolina player Jake Bean, with Jessper Fast being noticed for help. But in the thirteenth minute, Barclay Godrow managed to score the 2-1 goal for Tampa, which was also the final result of the match, despite some final minutes gasping for intense pressure from Carolina.
Hence, Tampa leads the series with a 1-0 matchday.
Fecta: Stanley Cup
This is the position in the NHL playoffs.
Quarter-finals: Boston-New York Islanders Boston leads 1-0 in matches (the best of seven). The next game the night before, Tuesday, Sweden time.
Quarter-finals: Colorado-Vegas, 1-0 matches. Next game Thursday evening.
Quarter-finals: Carolina-Tampa Bay, 0-1 matches. The next game is on Wednesday evening.
Round of 16: Toronto 3-3 Montreal The next game is Tuesday night.
Quarter-finals: Toronto or Montreal face Winnipeg.