NHL playoffs full of lopsided scores, lacking comebacks


              St. Louis Blues defenseman Torey Krug (47) works the puck during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild on Friday, May 6, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
            
              The Minnesota Wild celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Friday, May 6, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
            
              Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour, top, speaks to his team during a timeout in the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy, top second from right, talks to his team during a timeout in the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the New York Rangers in the third overtime of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in New York. The Penguins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Edmonton Oilers left wing Evander Kane, center, celebrates his goal during the third period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings Friday, May 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. It was his third goal of the game. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
            
              Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) has his shot blocked by Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) during the first period of Game 3 in the first-round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
NHL playoffs full of lopsided scores, lacking comebacks