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2018 NHL First-Round Playoff Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Washington Capitals Columbus Blue Jackets Playoff Experience Pales in Comparison to Caps
Frederick Owens | 15 April, 2018, 21:41

Let's check out what everyone had to say about the huge Columbus victory.

Washington's Philipp Grubauer, who got the nod from coach Barry Trotz for Game 1 over Braden Holtby, has just 79 minutes of playoff experience on his resume. "It was an important part of the game to not get hurt there and just keep on playing".

The Columbus Blue Jackets only have one player making his postseason debut.

That would translate the "O" in Alex Ovechkin to "Ouch".

Only one team spent less time short-handed this season than Columbus, but first-period penalties put pressure on a penalty-killing unit that ranked 30th on the road. In Sergei Bobrovsky, the Jackets have a game-changer goalie. Only once (in the 2008-09 first round against the New York Rangers) have the Capitals overcome a 2-0 deficit to win a series. Backstrom and Carlson assisted on both goals.

Tom Wilson checks the Blue Jackets' Ian Cole against the boards during the third period, but it was his hit against Columbus's Alexander Wennberg that caught the NHL's attention.

Devante Smith-Pelly gave Washington a 3-2 lead at 5:12 of the period.

"He made a great play on the tying goal (by Jones) and scores a goal that a lot of people can't score in this league (in overtime)", Tortorella said.

George Parros is a busy man early in the Stanley Cup playoffs thanks to a rash of questionable hits around the National Hockey League.

About five minutes into the second period, Columbus was granted a lifeline. This is the first time in franchise history that the Blue Jackets have led in a playoff series, and it is against none other than the victor of the division.

Buffon: "The referee has a rubbish bin where his heart should be"
Frenchman Blaise Matuidi made it 3-0, and level on aggregate, after he capitalised on a goalkeeping error by Keylor Navas. If you don't have personality, you better watch the game from the stands with your wife and your kids while eating fries.


Arab League's annual summit starts in Saudi Arabia
The King announced a $150-million (120 million euro) donation for the maintenance of Islamic heritage in East Jerusalem. Download The for your device.in English and other languages.


Commonwealth Games - 2018: Boxers Mary Kom, Gaurav Solanki win gold
Amit, who was chasing his third successive global Gold, was beaten by England's European silver-medallist Galal Yafai. This is the first time India got a silver medal in the super heavyweight category in the Commonwealth Games .


I am taking the Capitals in game two.

Still, for a franchise with a patent pending on postseason heartbreak, it does make Sunday's second game all the more critical. Alex Killorn scored the fourth goal and Nikita Kucherov added an empty-netter.

David Backes and David Pastrnak scored second-period goals to break a 1-all tie and spark Boston to a rout of visiting Toronto in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal.

Brad Marchand, David Backes and David Krejci each scored a power-play goal, Sean Kuraly had one in regulation and goaltender Tuukka Rask stopped 26 shots for Boston.

Zach Hyman had the Maple Leafs' only goal and Frederik Andersen had 35 saves.

According to Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post, the NHL Department of Player Safety could not tell if Wennberg's head was the principal point of contract on the hit due to a lack of camera angles. Kempny's head hit the glass, and he never returned, with the Capitals saying he'd be re-evaluated Friday.

"We had a meeting, me, him and Parros, and went over videos and just what they were looking at when he was being considered for suspensions and fines and other examples throughout the league", Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said.

Forsberg, who has 13 goals and 11 assists in 20 regular-season matches against Colorado, snapped a 2-2 tie at 6:08 of the third period by deflecting Roman Josi's point blast past a helpless Jonathan Bernier.

Colton Sissons sealed the outcome with an empty-netter at 18:03 as the Predators notched their 11th straight win over the Avalanche, dating to April 2016.

That's a lot riding on Game 2 of a first-round playoff series.

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