Day 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs was not a kind one to a trio of players who led UND to the 2016 NCAA national championship.
Brock Boeser, Drake Caggiula and Nick Schmaltz -- the dominant CBS Line -- will soon try to forget about Sunday, which featured a loss, a suspension and an injury.
Boeser's Vancouver Canucks lost to the Minnesota Wild 3-0 in Game 1 of their best-of-five series, while Caggiula found out he will miss Game 2 of his series due to suspension and Schmaltz missed Game 1 of his series due to injury.
A UND flavor to start
The Canucks and Wild opened their series with a little UND flavor.
Boeser lined up against Zach Parise for the game's opening faceoff, while Troy Stecher stood behind them.
The game belonged to Parise and the Wild, though, as Minnesota used two power-play goals and an empty-netter, while blanking the Canucks' offense.
None of the UND players tallied any points in the game.
Parise played 15:51 and had three shots on goal. Boeser played 18:54 and had one shot on goal. Stecher played 15:44 and had two shots on goal.
Game 2 is scheduled for 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Caggiula of the Chicago Blackhawks has been suspended for one game for contact to the head of Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Ennis.
The play occurred during Game 1 of their best-of-five series. Caggiula, who played at UND from 2012-16, was not penalized for the play.
Following a review, the NHL's Department of Player Safety issued the one-game suspension. Caggiula will serve that suspension during Game 2, which is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Monday.
"Feel bad for Jules," Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton said. "Kind of a bang-bang play. He went hard and he definitely wasn't trying to catch him in the head, but he did."
The Blackhawks won the first game 6-4.
Caggiula, who was traded from Edmonton to Chicago, had nine goals and 15 points in 40 regular-season games. He played 11:25 during Game 1 and didn't register any points.
"He provides an element that we don't have a lot of -- a physical, gritty player, likes to go to the net, likes to get in those 50-50 situations and can kind of do different things," Colliton said. "He's killed penalties for us. He's played up and down the lineup. Certainly he's a big part of our team. We'll get him back, but for (Monday), it's an opportunity for someone else and that's what playoffs are all about. You find a way to get wins with what you have."
Schmaltz held out
Schmaltz was held out of Arizona's 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of their best-of-five series in the Edmonton hub.
Schmaltz sustained an injury on a hit to the head by Vegas forward Ryan Reaves during Arizona's lone exhibition game Thursday. He did not practice Saturday or play Sunday.
Schmaltz had 11 goals and 45 points in 70 regular-season games for Arizona.
Former UND forward Rocco Grimaldi, who led the Predators in playoff goals last season, played 9:54 for Nashville and had one shot on goal and one minor penalty.
Jost, Avs win on buzzer-beater
The most exciting finish of the night belonged to the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues, who have already clinched spots in the conference quarterfinals but are playing round robin games for seeding purposes.
The Avalanche beat the Blues 2-1 on a power-play goal by Nazem Kadri with :00.1 left.
Former UND forward Tyson Jost played 9:45 in the game and registered one shot on goal and one takeaway.
- Dave Hakstol's Toronto Maple Leafs lost Game 1 of their best-of-five series against the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0.
- Austin Poganski was scratched for the St. Louis Blues in their round-robin game against the Colorado Avalanche.
- Luke Johnson was scratched for the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of their best-of-five series against the Vancouver Canucks.
11 a.m. -- Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers, NBC Sports (CAR leads series 1-0).
1:30 p.m. -- Winnipeg Jets (Tucker Poolman) vs. Calgary Flames (Derek Forbort), NHL Network (CGY leads series 1-0).
3 p.m. -- Washington Capitals (T.J. Oshie) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, NBC Sports, round-robin game.
5:30 p.m. -- Dallas Stars vs. Vegas Golden Knights, NHL Network, round-robin game.
7 pm. -- Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, NBC Sports (MTL leads series 1-0).
9:30 p.m. -- Chicago Blackhawks (Jonathan Toews, Drake Caggiula) vs. Edmonton Oilers (Dave Tippett), NBC Sports (CHI leads series 1-0).