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Sports Capitals beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in 2OT, pull to 2-1 in series

10:31  18 april  2018
10:31  18 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

Artemi Panarin scores OT winner as Blue Jackets come back to beat Capitals

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Lars Eller scored in the second overtime period and the Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3 - 2 in Game 3 on Tuesday night to tighten up the their first-round It was the Capitals ’ turn to prevail in OT, this time on the Blue Jackets ’ home ice, to pull to 2 - 1 in the best-of-seven series .

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Washington Capitals needed a lucky bounce to finally get an overtime win in Game 3 in their intense first-round playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Lars Eller got the last stick on a puck that bounced off him and Columbus defenceman Zach Werenski before rolling past Sergei Bobrovsky, and Washington got the 3-2 victory nine minutes into the second overtime Tuesday night.

The Capitals won at Nationwide Arena after Columbus won the first two games — both in overtime — in Washington. It was the Capitals' turn to prevail in OT, this time on the Blue Jackets' home ice, to pull to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

Matt Calvert lifts Blue Jackets past Capitals in OT

  Matt Calvert lifts Blue Jackets past Capitals in OT WASHINGTON - Matt Calvert scored 12:22 into overtime, Sergei Bobrovsky made 54 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets overcame two goals from Alex Ovechkin beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 in on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. Calvert's goal held up after the NHL situation room reviewed the play for a possible offside. Calvert was just onside when Josh Anderson brought the puck into the zone. Columbus heads home for Calvert's goal held up after the NHL situation room reviewed the play for a possible offside. Calvert was just onside when Josh Anderson brought the puck into the zone.

The Capitals won at Nationwide Arena after Columbus won the first two games - both in overtime - in Washington. It was the Capitals ' turn to prevail in OT, this time on the Blue Jackets ' home ice, to pull to 2 - 1 in the best-of-seven series .

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Washington Capitals needed a lucky bounce to finally get an overtime win in Game 3 in their intense first-round playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets .

Washington Capitals center Lars Eller © Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire Washington Capitals center Lars Eller "It means a ton, a win like this after playing for that long," Eller said. "I'm sure they feel a lot more tired in that room than we are feeling right now. It gives you a lot of energy. It's going to be a battle again in Game 4."

Tom Wilson and John Carlson also scored, and Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots for the Capitals, who were in danger of falling into a nearly insurmountable hole had they let the game slip away.

"We got some good fortune, but we also executed and we were committed today," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said.

Game 4 is Thursday night back here with Game 5 set for Washington on Saturday.

"We got a break, it's what we needed," Capitals forward John Connolly said. "You need breaks, every team is so good now, you need to keep pressing and pressing. "

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  Everything suddenly seems possible for the Capitals After the Capitals lost their second overtime game in a row to the Blue Jackets to start their Eastern Conference quarterfinal, it was a fair observation to point out that Washington was probably screwed. Almost nine in 10 teams to start series in an 0-2 hole go on to lose them, and the Capitals were in a goaltending free fall that threatened them existentially. On Tuesday, one double-OT bounce in the other direction changed everything. The puck that caromed off Zach Werenski’s skate and into his own net gave the Capitals a 3-2 road win in Game 3.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Lars Eller scored in the second overtime period and the Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3 - 2 in Game 3 on Tuesday night to tighten It was the Capitals ' turn to prevail in OT, this time on the Blue Jackets ' home ice, to pull to 2 - 1 in the best-of-seven series .

It was the Capitals ' turn to prevail in OT, this time on the Blue Jackets ' home ice, to pull to 2 - 1 in the best-of-seven series . ''It means a ton, a win like this after playing for that long,'' Eller said. ''I'm sure they feel a lot more tired in that room than we are feeling right now.

Pierre-Luc Dubois and Artemi Panarin scored for Columbus, and Bobrovsky finished with 42 saves after getting 54 in the Game 2 on Sunday.

Panarin knotted the score 4:12 into the third period after he and Cam Atkinson went back and forth with pinpoint passes before he swiped it past Holtby from the left circle.

That's the way it stayed until the second overtime.

After a scoreless first period, Wilson got credit for the first Washington goal when he deflected Matt Niskanen's rising shot 5:52 into the second. The Blue Jackets got a break two minutes later when a goal by Connolly was waved off after a video replay showed he was offside bringing the puck down the ice.

Dubois tied it with 8:42 left in the second when he rifled a shot past Holtby's glove from the right circle.

Later in the period, with Columbus' Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Murray both in the penalty box for slashing, Carlson connected with 5:17 left on a one-timer 28 seconds into the 5-on-3.

Caps top Blue Jackets 4-1 to even series at 2 games each

  Caps top Blue Jackets 4-1 to even series at 2 games each Caps top Blue Jackets 4-1 to even series at 2 games eachCOLUMBUS, Ohio - Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and two assists, and Braden Holtby stopped 23 shots as the Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Thursday night to even their playoff series at two games apiece.

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The Capitals won at Nationwide Arena after Columbus won the first two games — both in overtime — in Washington. It was the Capitals ’ turn to prevail in OT, this time on the Blue Jackets ’ home ice, to pull to 2 - 1 in the best-of-seven series .

After feasting on the power play in the first two games, the Blue Jackets failed to score on four tries with a man advantage. The Capitals whiffed on three of their four power plays.

"It's a hell of a series," Columbus coach John Tortorella said.

NOTES: The Capitals have outshot the Blue Jackets 133-92 through the first three games. ... Washington F Jakub Vrana played in place of Andre Burakovsky, who is out at least through Thursday's game with an upper-body injury suffered when he was checked into the boards by Blue Jackets F Boone Jenner on Sunday. Vrana was a healthy scratch for that game. ... Blue Jackets F Alexander Wennberg missed a second game after being injured in Game 1. Sonny Milano again played in his place. ... The announced crowd of 19,337 was the largest ever for a Blue Jackets game. ... Washington star Alex Ovechkin appeared in his 100th career playoff game. ... Panarin, who had an assist on Dubois' goal, has eight straight multi-point games. ... It was the 22nd time in NHL history that a playoff series went to overtime in at least three consecutive games.

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The Capitals have to get over their Penguins problem .
Now that the Blue Jackets are officially out of the way, the Metropolitan Division final is what everyone knew it would be before the playoffs started. The Penguins and Capitals will start a blockbuster second-round series in Washington later this week. The Pens have won five Stanley Cups, and they’ve gone through the Caps for every one of them. The Caps have won zero, with the Pens sucking out their blood consistently. Pittsburgh’s drive for a third Stanley Cup in a row now runs through D.C. again, and the Capitals’ quest for playoff salvation is in oncoming traffic. Again.

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