The Penguins and Panthers completed a trade, while Tampa Bay and Dallas prep for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final and the NHL off-season takes shape. (Getty Images)
After three rounds of dominant play put him in the playoff MVP mix, Anton Khudobin has allowed the Tampa Bay Lightning to score eight goals over the past two games to take a 2-1 series lead on the Dallas Stars. ... Have they figured something out?'' said retired goaltender Brian Boucher, who's rinkside inside the bubble as an NBC Sports analyst.
The Dallas Stars have to fix some things in a hurry, or this Stanley Cup Final could be over quickly. After consecutive games with three-goal periods, Tampa Bay has all of the momentum and a 2-1 series lead. This most unusual Stanley Cup is now headed into the first back-to-back games in a final since 2009 and for only the second time since the mid-1950s.