Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (2 OT) – Boston Bruins 2 (Lightning win series 4-1)
Colorado Avalanche 6 – Dallas Stars 3 (series 3-2 Stars)
New York Islanders – Philadelphia Flyers 7:00 PM ET (series 3-1 Islanders)
Vancouver Canucks – Vegas Golden Knights 9:45 PM ET (series 3-1 Golden Knights)
NHL’s COVID testing results
NHL PR: Statement from the NHL on COVID-19 testing results
“The NHL completed the fifth week of its Phase 4 Return to Play with no positive test results for COVID-19 among the 2,814 tests administered. Testing was administered on a daily basis to all members of the CLubs’ 52-member travelling parties, including Players, during the period from August 23 through August 29. The NHL will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 testing results. The League will not be providing information on the identity of any individuals or Clubs.”
Oilers and Panthers signings
- Jameson Olive: “Keeper posted 18 points (6G, 12A) in 61 AHL games during the 2019-20 season. He also competed in one game with the #FlaPanthers during the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.”
- Elliotte Friedman: The Avs started Michael Hutchinson and Hunter Miska backed him up.
- Elliotte Friedman: “Hunter Miska (backup tonight for Avs) stayed in protocol, then drove to Edmonton from Minneapolis-St. Paul when Grubauer was injured.”
Joe Smith: Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper didn’t have an update after the game on forward Nikita Kucherov but they are hopeful to have one : “We’re hopeful. Hopefully we can get a little bit of a break to rest our guys, including him.’
Joe Smith: Kucherov didn’t return to the bench to start the third period.
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) August 31, 2020