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Sport Blue Jackets' Werenski out for playoffs with face fracture

20:11  17 april  2017
20:11  17 april  2017 Source:   ap.org

Holtby helps Capitals hold off Blue Jackets, 3-2

  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.

A day after Zach Werenski took a puck to the face that left him with a nasty black eye, the Blue Jackets announced that the rookie defenseman will miss the rest of the He played a couple shifts in the third period with a full facemask, but his eye swelled shut and he had to sit out the rest of the game.

The Blue Jackets announced the decision Monday, one day after the 19-year-old rookie took a puck to the face on a shot by He tweeted a photo of his face after the game that showed his eye nearly swollen shut. Pittsburgh won the game 5–4 in overtime for a 3–0 lead in the teams' first-round series.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski will miss the rest of the postseason because of a broken cheekbone.

The Blue Jackets announced the decision Monday, one day after the 19-year-old rookie took a puck to the face on a shot by Pittsburgh's Phil Kessel that opened a gash on his right cheek in the second period.

He played a couple shifts in the third period with a full facemask, but his eye swelled shut and he had to sit out the rest of the game. He tweeted a photo of his face after the game that showed his eye nearly swollen shut.

Pittsburgh won the game 5-4 in overtime for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series. Game 4 is Tuesday night.

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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.

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