Blue Jackets, Wild in danger of being swept out of playoffs

Blue Jackets, Wild in danger of being swept out of playoffs

In overtime, Fleury made several key stops among his 33 saves, and Guentzel finished off the win, becoming the first rookie in team history with a playoff hat trick.

Pittsburgh Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury, left, makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner, center, and Seth Jones during the second period in Game 3 of their first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.

Atkinson got his second goal at 5:02 of the first when he picked Sidney Crosby's pocket at the right circle and beat Fleury with a backhand.

"I'm just trying to go out there and play hard every shift and try to play the right way. Syd and Shears just worked down low and when you're playing with Crosby, you've got to find those soft airs and he found me", Guentzel told NBC Sports after the win.

Nonetheless, in his first three playoff games, he has two game-winning goals.

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Getzlaf scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 4:46 to play on a weird deflection off Lance Bouma's skate, and Anaheim took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. He owns one goal in three postseason contests. He was the backbone all season for a Columbus team that relied on him to steal them games, and more often than not, that's what he did.

Alexander Radulov, Canadiens - The Russian import not so quietly has been Montreal's most effective offensive playmaker during critical games down the stretch.

It wasn't to last though as the Penguins tied the game and it eventually went into overtime.

"I don't know what the call is there", Dubinsky told the Columbus Dispatch. This is as sublime a goal as you're gonna get. We know of no reason to think that recipe will be changing at all heading into Game 4. "We got some unfortunate bounces there a couple times". Of course, this has not worked at all, as through three games the Crosby line has totaled 11 points. When he scored his first National Hockey League goal in November, his family reacted as if someone just handed them a very big check for one billion dollars. "The score didn't indicate that, but we really liked a lot of the first period". The goal was Kassian's second of the series and of his playoff career. Calvert has one goal in the series. San Jose's quartet of 25-goal scorers in the regular season - Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns, Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture - have none so far in the playoffs.

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