Holtby helps Capitals hold off Blue Jackets, 3-2
Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots, Andre Burakovsky had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals held on for a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night. T.J. Oshie and Matt Niskanen also scored for the Capitals, who improved to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. Washington, with a league-best 112 points, leads Pittsburgh by five points in the Metropolitan Division. The Blue Jackets are another point back in third.Holtby's 41st win of the season also tied him with his Blue Jackets counterpart Sergei Bobrovsky for best in the league.
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John Tortorella wasn’t too happy after Zach Werenski was taken out of the play by a Phil Kessel shot to the mouth that lead to the Penguins tying the game.
Blue Jackets rookie defenseman Zach Werenski experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows in his third-ever playoff game on Sunday.
The 19-year-old Werenski tallied his first career postseason goal in the first period of Game 3, firing a gorgeous laser past Pittsburgh netminder Marc-Andre Fleury. That goal gave Columbus an early 3-1 lead. Those were good times!
Maple Leafs beat Penguins, clinch 1st playoff spot in 4 years
The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 on Saturday night to wrap up their first playoff spot since 2013. James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak, Kasperi Kapanen and Auston Matthews also scored for Toronto, and Curtis McElhinney stepped in for an injured Frederik Andersen with 12 saves.BOX SCORE: MAPLE LEAFS 5, PENGUINS 3Toronto will play the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the playoffs if the Maple Leafs pick up at least a point in their season finale against Columbus on Sunday.
Werenski takes the puck to face , no whistle play continues, 10 seconds later Penguins score tying goal and go Следующее. Zach Werenski Takes a Puck TO THE FACE , Out for Playoffs with Facial Fracture Zach Werenski of the Columbus Blue Jackets, gets hit in the face with a hockey puck .
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski came back from a play that would have knocked most people Weresnki was immediately down, gushing blood on the ice , as play continued. Here's the play where Werenski got hurt: Replay showed the puck actually slipped under the visor and hit
But the second period went far worse for Werenski.
The defenseman was struck in the face by a Phil Kessel shot, which opened up a cut below his right eye and caused him to bleed profusely all over the ice. As Werenski struggled to get to the bench, the Penguins capitalized on the temporary man-advantage and scored the game-tying goal.
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The Blue Jackets and their fans weren’t pleased that the play wasn’t blown dead to help provide medical assistance for Werenski, but the officials were likely waiting for Pittsburgh to surrender possession. They never did.
Despite the brutal injury, Werenski returned to the game in the third period. This is what he looked like:
That…probably does not feel wonderful.
Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5 .
Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-2 win in Game 5 of their first-round series on Thursday night. Bryan Rust scored twice for Pittsburgh, Phil Kessel added his second of the playoffs and Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 49 saves. The defending Stanley Cup champions will face the winner of the Toronto-Washington series in the conference semifinals starting next week.