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Stanley Cup Playoffs wrap up: Handshake lines for everyone

Your daily recap of the 2020 NHL playoffs.

New York Islanders v Washington Capitals - Game Five Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

Throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs we’ll be keeping track of all the action around the league, and bringing you all of the results in one place.

No. 6 New York Islanders vs. No. 3 Washington Capitals

With a number of the other series wrapping up on Wednesday, we had just two games on the docket last night. First up, Game 5 of the Capitals vs. Islanders series. The Islanders had a chance to put things away after the Capitals forced Game 5, and they got off to a good start in that endeavor. The Islanders came out with the initial jump, and got themselves on the board midway through the first period with a goal from Anthony Beauvillier. He would get his second of the game midway through the second period to put the Islanders into a pretty comfortable lead, and take some of the wind out of the Capitals’ sails.

The Capitals did manage a bit of push in the end of the third period, but they couldn’t get anything going of real significance, and two empty net goals for the Islanders, first for Nick Leddy and then one for Josh Bailey, and they were able to put this one away. The Capitals had been upset and the Islanders had secured their spot in the second round.

Final: New York 4, Washington 0
Series: 4-1 New York advances
SB Nation team perspective: NYI | WSH
Highlights: NHL

No. 6 Calgary Flames vs. No. 3 Dallas Stars

It was a lower event game in our first of the night, but oh boy was that not the case out West. With the Flames on the brink of elimination, they were looking to make it very clear that they weren’t looking to go away quietly. Andrew Mangiapane got the Flames on the board just past the three minute mark of the third. Johnny Gaudreau got them another on the power play about five and a half minutes into the period, and then Rasmus Andersson made it three under a minute later.

And then, well, they did go away quietly. After taking that three goal lead, they gave up seven unanswered goals. Yes. Seven. The goals were as follows:

9:36, first period: Miro Heiskanen (PPG).

:59, second period: Denis Gurianov.

3:25, second period; Denis Gurianov.

5:47, second period: Radek Faksa (PPG).

7:22, second period: Joe Pavelski.

15:30, second period: Denis Gurianov.

9:02, third period: Denis Gurianov.

The Flames had a couple of good chances in the third period, but it wasn’t nearly enough. This one was over long before the final buzzer sound. It was a fizzling out for the Flames and a pretty monumental win for the Stars to close out the series.

Final: Dallas 7 - Calgary 3
Series: 4-2 Dallas advances
SB Nation team perspective: CGY | DAL
Highlights: NHL