Hours after the Washington Capitals were sunk by allowing four consecutive goals, St. Louis coach Craig Berube saw his Blues lose confidence after falling behind in their Game 1. It shouldn't be that easy for the last two Stanley Cup winners to fall apart, but the Capitals now have to come back in their series against former coach Barry Trotz's New York Islanders, and the defending champion Blues trail the smaller, quicker Vancouver Canucks.
Two days after making an NHL-record 85 saves in a five-overtime loss, Joonas Korpisalo stopped 36 more shots to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Thursday to even the series at a game apiece. Ryan Murray and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored in the first period for Columbus, both goals set up by Pierre-Luc Dubois. Alexander Wennberg added another in the third.
After falling 4-1 to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 on Tuesday night, the Blackhawks made some lineup changes for Game 2 on Thursday.