Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Capitals Vs. Blue Jackets Live Stream

Capitals Vs. Blue Jackets Live Stream

Washington left wing Jakub Vrana (13), center left, skates off the ice as Columbus left wing Artemi Panarin (9), center top, waits to celebrate his game winning goal with his teammates during Columbus Blue Jackets overtime defeat of the Washington Capitals 4-3 in game 1 of the National Hockey League playoffs in Washington DC on April 12, 2018. In the postseason, goals are usually harder to come by and the adrenaline of the moment brings hard hits that cross the line; a year ago, Penguins star Sidney Crosby missed a game with a concussion after a cross-check to the head from the Capitals' Matt Niskanen. Columbus general manager Jermo Kekalainen called Wennberg "doubtful" for Game 2 Sunday at Washington and considered it a "dangerous hit" by Wilson that the league deemed wasn't worthy of further punishment. Evgeny Kuznetsov netted two first period goals in the losing cause. Blue Jackets center Nick Foligno also left the game in the third period when hit in the face by a slapshot from Capitals.

As the period started to wind down, there was a twist in the game, and Columbus was soon down one man for five minutes, and then for the entirety of the game. Columbus coach John Tortorella made a point to ask Cole if he was all right.

I've got the Jackets in six games. They were shorthanded just 214 times this season, 30th most in the league. This is a must win game and I expect the Capitals to come through with a full 60 minute effort.

It's a big loss for the Capitals after Grubauer allowed four goals on 27 shots.

"I haven't really gotten an update since last night", Kekalainen said. "I thought he was fine". The CBJ can't expect to shutout Ovi, but if they can limit him to three goals or less in the series that would give the Jackets a real chance at winning this series.

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand, David Backes and David Krejci each scored a power-play goal, and Tuukka Rask stopped 26 shots in Boston's Game 1 victory over Toronto.

This is the first playoff meeting between the teams, but in his career versus Washington, Bobrovsky is 7-10-4 with a 3.02 GAA and.900 save percentage. Kadri was slapped with a charging penalty and a game misconduct. "You just have to stay focused and play your game no matter what".

"I just think (Grubauer) deserves the opportunity", Trotz told of going with Grubauer in Game 1.

NOTES: Trotz said Kempny, whose head hit the glass on Anderson's hit from behind, would be re-evaluated Friday. His visor took the brunt of the shot, but the puck had caught Foligno just enough to send him to the ice.

Evander Kane scored twice in a dominant second period and Martin Jones made 25 saves to record the shutout as San Jose opened the Stanley Cup playoffs with a win over Anaheim. Columbus finished the regular season as one of the NHL's worst teams in both penalty kill and the power play. Washington went to overtime for the seventh time in its past 14 playoff games.

What makes a suspension even more likely is that he received only a two-minute minor and that Wennberg left the game with an upper-body injury and did not return. That includes recently acquired center Mark Letestu, who's been centering the fourth line.

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