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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Rangers, Panthers, Avalanche and Predators earn Game 2 wins


The NY Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series in the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Rangers’ Vincent Trocheck, Mika Zibanejad, Jack Roslovic and K’Andre Miller scored goals to seal the victory at Madison Square Garden, where the Rangers have won 11 of their last 14 home playoff games.

The teams will head to Washington D.C. for Game 3, scheduled to take place on Friday at 7 p.m.

The Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in OT with a 3-2 win in Game 2 of their first-round series matchup. The Panthers’ Carter Verhaeghe scored the tie-breaker in OT – marking his 18th playoff goal with the Panthers – to bring Florida the win, and a 2-0 series lead.

The best-of-7 series will head to Tampa for Game 3 on Thursday.

The Colorado Avalanche beat the Winnipeg Jets with a score of 5-2, to even their first-round playoff series at 1-1. Colorado’s Artturi Lehkonen had one goal and assist, with Miles Wood, Zach Parise, Josh Manson and Valeri Nichushkin scoring four more goals in the second period to clinch the victory. Alexandar Georgiev made 28 saves for Colorado, coming back after allowing seven goals on 23 shots in the series opener.

Game 3 will take place on Friday night in Denver.

The Nashville Predators earned a 4-1 victory against the Vancouver Canucks in Game 2 on Tuesday night, to even their playoff series at 1-1. The Predators’ Filip Forsberg scored a goal and had an assist, while former Canuck Anthony Beauvillier also had a goal and an assist, with Colton Sissons and Kiefer Sherwood adding the other 2 goals, and Juuse Saros making 17 saves.

The best-of-seven series heads back to Nashville for Game 3 on Friday.

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