NHL roundup: Jackets work OT to grab 2-0 lead on Caps
Matt Calvert scored 12:22 into overtime, and the Columbus Blue Jackets again rallied from an early two-goal deficit to defeat the Washington Capitals 5-4 in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference first-round series Sunday night in Washington.
Columbus trailed 2-0 in each of the first two games yet holds a 2-0 lead in
the best-of-seven set.
Washington held a pair of two-goal leads in Game 2. The Capitals were up 2-0
in the first period and 3-1 in the second (behind two power-play goals from
Alex Ovechkin) before the Blue Jackets answered with three consecutive goals.
Josh Anderson, Cam Atkinson and Zach Werenski all scored in a span of 10:03 in
the second period for a 4-3 Columbus lead. Capitals forward T.J. Oshie tied it
with 3:35 left in regulation on the fourth Washington power play of the
Golden Knights 3, Kings 2
James Neal's tiebreaking goal at 14:23 of the third period lifted Vegas to its
initial road playoff victory, a decision over host Los Angeles that gives the
Golden Knights a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference
William Karlsson tacked on insurance 21 seconds later with his first goal of
the playoffs. That turned out to be valuable when Anze Kopitar deflected a
point shot by Fantenberg at 17:56 to draw the Kings within a goal, but the
Golden Knights held on.
Marc-Andre Fleury withstood a barrage in net for Vegas, making 37 saves,
including 16 in the third period. The Golden Knights can advance to the second
round with a win in Game 4 on Tuesday night at Los Angeles.
Penguins 5, Flyers 1
Sidney Crosby scored one goal and added three assists as visiting Pittsburgh
Justin Schultz, Derick Brassard, Evgeni Malkin and Brian Dumoulin also scored
for the Penguins, who took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference
Kris Letang also had two assists for the Penguins and goaltender Matt Murray
was terrific with 26 saves. Travis Sanheim scored for the Flyers, who got 21
saves from Brian Elliott.
Wild 6, Jets 2
Jordan Greenway became the first player in Wild franchise history to score his
first NHL goal in the playoffs, and Minnesota romped to a victory over
Winnipeg at Saint Paul, Minn.
Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise, Matt Dumba, Eric Staal, Greenway and Marcus
Foligno all scored in the first two periods as the Wild cut their deficit to
2-1 in the Western Conference first-round series. Greenway, a 21-year-old left
winger, had played in six games in the regular season.
Blake Wheeler and Tyler Myers scored for Winnipeg.
--Field Level Media