|Date||Game||Time / Result||Action|
|04/07||Minnesota Wild vs Vancouver Canucks||Canucks W 5–0||Box Score | Recap|
|04/08||San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes||Coyotes W 4–3||Box Score | Recap|
|04/09||Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings||Ducks W 3–1||Box Score | Recap|
|04/09||Nashville Predators vs St. Louis Blues||Blues W 2–0||Box Score | Recap|
|04/10||Pittsburgh Penguins vs Winnipeg Jets||Penguins W 5–2||Box Score | Recap|
* All games are subject to local blackouts
As team executives began gathering on the arena floor an hour before the start of the NHL draft's second round Saturday morning, a video highlighting former No. 1 selections began playing on the big-screen video boards. The first player featured just happened to be Steven Stamkos, the top pick in 2008. At a time when Arizona-born center Auston Matthews was selected first by Toronto, and on the heels of the buzz the league's expansion into Las Vegas created, the Tampa Lightning captain's presence during the two-day draft in Buffalo was hard to overlook.