Avs' Bednar cleared to coach after testing issue
A baby on the way made the Lightning's Blake Coleman a 'game-time' decision in Game 1 of Tampa Bay's conference finals against the New York Islanders. Coleman's wife went into labor the morning of the game but gave birth to their daughter post-game.
The Lightning looked disjointed and not mentally prepared for Sunday's series-opening loss to the Isles. "You have to have everything working in unison," said Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper of this stage of the playoffs, "and we just weren't there tonight."
The Presidents' Trophy-winning Avalanche are on the verge of elimination after losing a third-period lead and then Game 5 to the Golden Knights in overtime. "We don't have much time to do much but rebound," Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog said.
Tyler Toffoli scored at 1:39 of overtime Monday night, lifting the Canadiens to a four-game sweep of their second-round playoff series with the Jets. Montreal has won seven straight playoff games since trailing Toronto 3-1 in the opening round.