Sports Matt Calvert lifts Blue Jackets past Capitals in OT

06:57  16 april  2018
06:57  16 april  2018 Source:   MSN

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

  Artemi Panarin scores OT winner as Blue Jackets come back to beat Capitals Artemi Panarin scored 6:02 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Panarin made an incredible individual move to drive by fellow Russian Dmitry Orlov and went backhand-to-forehand to beat Philipp Grubauer top shelf. Game 2 is Sunday night in Washington. Alexander Wennberg, Thomas Vanek and Seth Jones scored in regulation, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 shots for Columbus, which got two power-play goals to continue a strong trend since the trade deadline.

Atkinson deked Mike Condon and slid the puck past the sprawled goaltender on the forehand to earn his team the two points. The Blue Jackets trailed 5-3 after two periods before Lukas Sedlak and Matt Calvert scored 31 seconds apart to tie it less than 2 1/2 minutes into the third.

The Blue Jackets trailed 5-3 after two periods before Lukas Sedlak and Matt Calvert scored 31 seconds apart to tie it less than 2½ minutes into the third. 16: Penguins center Nick Bonino (13) jukes his way past Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the third period in Pittsburgh.

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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 Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Thursday two victories away from advancing to the second round for the first time in franchise history. The Blue Jackets stunned the Metropolitan Division-champion Capitals with back-to-back overtime wins.

Watch the incredible drama of a young girl trying to get a puck at the Capitals game

  Watch the incredible drama of a young girl trying to get a puck at the Capitals game <p>There was incredible drama Sunday night in Washington, D.C. when the Washington Capitals hosted the Blue Jackets in Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals but it didn't really have anything to do with the action on the ice.</p>During warmups, the Capitals' Brett Connolly tried to give a young girl a puck but it was cruelly stolen from her twice before she finally got it.

The Blue Jackets beat the Capitals 2-1 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Washington Capitals ' Marcus Johansson, left, of Sweden, and Columbus Blue Jackets ' Matt Calvert fight for a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. "I think it really gave us a lift ."

Columbus LW Matt Calvert (lower body) is back practising and he could return Friday. He’s missed 19 games … Bobrovsky has given up four-or-more goals six times this season. %2Fhockey%2Fnhl%2Fnikitins- ot -goal- lifts - blue - jackets - past -flames%2F.

Cam Atkinson scored twice, Anderson had a goal at even strength and Zack Werenski added one on the power play for the Blue Jackets, who have the odds on their side. In Stanley Cup playoff history, 86.4 per cent of teams that take a 2-0 lead in a best-of-seven series have gone on to win it.

Jay Beagle and T.J. Oshie also scored for Washington, with Oshie tying it on a power play with 3:35 left in the third period.

PENGUINS 5, FLYERS 1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists and Matt Murray stopped 26 shots to help Pittsburgh silence a raucous Philadelphia crowd and take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.

Two of the so-called fiercest rivals in the NHL have provided three lopsided games: Pittsburgh's 7-0 win in Game 1 and Philadelphia's 5-1 victory in Game 2 could about qualify as nail-bitters in this series.

Ovechkin: We're going back to Washington tied

  Ovechkin: We're going back to Washington tied The Washington Capitals might find themselves buried in a menacing 2-0 hole against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but Alexander Ovechkin isn't sweating it. In fact, on Tuesday, Ovi reiterated that he expects to head back to D.C. for Game 5 with the series all square - a bold statement given the tough task currently in front of his Capitals. Alex OvechkinIn fact, on Tuesday, Ovi reiterated that he expects to head back to D.C. for Game 5 with the series all square - a bold statement given the tough task currently in front of his Capitals.

Torres' second goal of the period with 23 seconds left sent the game to overtime and R.J. Umberger got his second of the game 1:45 into the extra period to lift the Blue Jackets to a 5-4 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday night.

Matt Calvert talks about Vegas' style of play and what went wrong for the Blue Jackets in their 6-3 loss. CBJ Recap: Panarin, Jones net four points in OT loss. CBJ@VAN: Werenski rips shot past sliding Demko. BlueJackets .com is the official Web site of the Columbus Blue Jackets .

Game 4 is Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

Crosby scored his fourth goal of the series in the first period, and Derick Brassard, Evgeni Malkin and Brian Dumoulin scored in the second to make it 4-0. Malkin and Dumoulin scored 5 seconds apart.

Justin Schultz made it 5-1 in the third on Pittsburgh's third power-play goal of the game.

Brian Elliott, yanked in Game 1, had another rough outing and might need to borrow fellow Wells Fargo Center tenant Joel Embiid's black mask to have a better look at the puck.

WILD 6, JETS 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise scored power-play goals in the first period for the spark Minnesota was missing on the road, and the Wild used a four-goal second to roar back against Winnipeg the Western Conference series.

The Wild will try to tie the best-of-seven series 2-2 in Game 4 at home Tuesday night.

Jordan Greenway scored his first NHL goal just 20 seconds after Eric Staal sent a wrist shot past past a struggling Connor Hellebuyck, who was pulled for Steve Mason at the second intermission.

Matt Dumba and Marcus Foligno bookended the furious middle frame with goals for the Wild, who won a post-season home game for only the second time in their last nine contests. Mikko Koivu and Nick Seeler each had two assists and Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves, keeping the crowd loud all night.

Blake Wheeler and Tyler Myers scored for the Jets.

Backstrom scores in OT, Caps take 3-2 series lead on Jackets .
Backstrom scores in OT, Caps take 3-2 series lead on JacketsOutshot, outskated and outplayed by the Columbus Blue Jackets in a lopsided third period of Game 5, the Capitals went into their locker room at intermission Saturday with no choice but to talk about what went wrong in blowing yet another lead.

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