NHL playoffs: What you need to know for Saturday

The Stanley Cup playoffs are on. Each day, we'll keep you updated on the important news involving players, starting lineups, injuries and more. Check back throughout the day to stay in the know.

The Eastern Conference semifinals continue with Game 2 matchups today, with the Islanders looking for a 2-0 series lead in Tampa Bay (3 p.m. ET) while the Penguins look for even footing in their series against Washington (8 p.m. ET, CBC, CBC Sports app).

Will Vezina candidate return to form?

Ben Bishop had a Game 1 to forget, but he'll get another chance to prove he's Vezina-calibre this afternoon.

The big netminder – named a Vezina Trophy finalist on Wednesday – is expected to draw the start in Game 2 after the Islanders torched him for four goals on 13 shots in the series opener.

The Bolts' Erik Condra, who left Game 1 with an upper-body injury, is listed as day-to-day ahead of Saturday's game but the team will continue to be without defenceman Anton Stralman (broken fibula). Stralman's earliest return to action would be in the later stages of the series vs. New York.

Neither player skated in Friday's practice.

Auston Matthews sweepstakes

The NHL Draft Lottery goes tonight (7 p.m. ET, CBC) with all seven Canadian franchises in the running for the first-overall selection. Take a look back at the first-round hits and misses over the years by Canadian teams.

Boudreau a hot commodity

Despite his firing by the Ducks yesterday, Bruce Boudreau shouldn't be out of work for very long. Take a look at our list of potential suitors of the bench boss with a career 409-192-80 record in the regular season.

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