Capitals replace Holtby in goal for 3rd period of Game 2

09 May 2017, 08:04 | Kristine Mills

To attempt their own comeback, the Capitals might turn back to Holtby for Game 3 Monday night in Pittsburgh after backup Philipp Grubauer allowed two goals on the first four shots he faced in relief. Washington's Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 14 shots on Saturday, meaning he's now allowed six goals on 35 shots this series.

It was Karlsson's first goal and seventh point of the playoffs.

The total has gone over in five of Pittsburgh's last seven games on the road.

Pageau scored a career-high four goals, including the victor 2:54 into the second overtime, to lift the host Senators to a victory over the New York Rangers, giving Ottawa a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. "I think what's important is that what was said was I think the correct message of how we want to go forward". "I was on a cloud and it's a moment I'll never forget". The 26-year-old defenseman, who has been playing with a foot injury, also logged more than 28 minutes in the win. Pageau cut it to 5-4 with 3:19 left in the period, then tied it with 1:02 remaining.

Marc-Andre Fleury is making his case to become the latest red-hot keeper to foil Washington's Stanley Cup hopes, joining Jaroslav Halak and Henrik Lundqvist in haunting Ovechkin's nightmares. "I don't think there are big differences in our game". Game 1 marked the first time they hit the under this season.

In the playoffs, Fleury has a 2.37 goals-against average and a sterling.936 save percentage. "When we get those chances, we bear down and those are key goals for us".

Pittsburgh got off to a very rocky - and extremely slow - start, but the game was scoreless when the horn sounded at the end of the first period. Wingels stopped to scoop the puck out of the goal before joining the pile. "Obviously, we could've been up by a couple and we weren't, and I think we got impatient there and got a little frustrated that we weren't".

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Last we saw these two together, they were chumming it up at the NHL All-Star game, but we should have known whatever weird friendship that was formed that weekend wouldn't last long.

Pittsburgh leads the best-of-seven second-round series 1-0. That third goal [in Game 2], that's a big moment.

Chris Kreider, J.T. Miller and the Rangers' offense-by-committee attack has been vexed by Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson, going 0-3 against him this season. The NHL's divisional playoff format put the top two teams in the regular season on this crash course to meet in the second round for one of the most anticipated series since, well, last year.

The New York Rangers scored two shorthanded goals and the Penguins scored one. The Bruins went 18-8-1 after Cassidy replaced Claude Julien on February 7, a run that allowed them to make the playoffs for the first time since 2014.

The Capitals outplayed the Eastern Conference second-round playoff series.

Coach Mike Sullivan said Hagelin will be a game-time decision to return for Game 2 against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night after being out since March 10 with a lower-body injury. "It's the first piece of great news the Devils have had for a while to be honest".

Well, the Flyers got some needed payback Saturday night in Toronto at the 2017 draft lottery. He ranked second in the league with a 2.07 GAA and fourth with a.925 save percentage. The Stars, with a 5.8 per cent chance of winning the lottery, also had a good day, moving up into the No. 3 overall spot.

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