Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 21 shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Holtby kept the Penguins off the board in the first period, but Sidney Crosby got the better of him twice in the first 1:04 of the second period. The Capitals managed to tie the game thanks to goals by Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov, but Nick Bonino's third-period goal allowed the Pens to regain the lead. Holtby now owns a 4-3 record with a 2.46 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage this postseason. The Capitals will look to even up the series at home on Saturday night.
Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 33 of 35 shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.
The Penguins went up 2-0 early in the second period thanks to two goals from Sidney Crosby, but Washington managed to tie the game in the third period. With less than eight minutes remaining in the game, Nick Bonino came up with a huge goal to give Pittsburgh the lead again. Fleury now owns a 5-1 record with a 2.43 goals-against-average and a .934 save percentage this postseason. The Penguins now own a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 2 will be played in Washington on Saturday.
Alex Ovechkin found the back of the net in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Ovechkin cut Pittsburgh's lead to 2-1 with his goal at the 18:17 mark of the second period. Teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov tied the game at two in the third period, but Pens center Nick Bonino eventually gave his team the lead again. Ovechkin now has four goals and no assists in seven games during the 2017 playoffs. He finished tonight's tilt with two penalty minutes, three shots on goal and six hits in 19:11 of ice time. The Capitals will look to even up the series at home on Saturday.
Sidney Crosby scored a pair of goals in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.
Crosby opened the scoring 12 seconds into the second period, and he made it 2-0 just 52 seconds later. The Capitals were able to tie the game thanks to two goals by Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov. But Crosby's teammate, Nick Bonino, restored Pittsburgh's lead with less than eight minutes remaining in the game. Crosby finished tonight's contest with a plus-2 rating and five shots on goal in 17:25 of ice time. Pittsburgh now holds a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 2 will be held in Washington on Saturday.
Henrik Lundqvist allowed two goals on 43 shots in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators.
Lundqvist came up with some big saves in this one, but he'll likely want to have the game-winning goal back, as he allowed an Erik Karlsson shot from the corner to bounce off his mask and in the net. Lundqvist has a 4-3 record with a 1.75 goals-against-average and a .948 save percentage this postseason. He's given up two goals or less in four straight playoff games. The Rangers will look to even up the series in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon.
Craig Anderson turned aside 34 of 35 shots in Thursday's 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.
Anderson stopped all 28 shots he faced at even-strength, but he allowed a power play tally to Ryan McDonagh in the second period. His team responded by scoring the next two goals to give their team a 1-0 lead in the series. Anderson owns a 5-2 record with a 1.81 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage this postseason. He's given up two goals or less in three of his last four playoff contests. Game 2 will take place in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon.
Ryan McDonagh scored a power play goal in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators.
The Rangers are now down 1-0 in the best-of-seven series. McDonagh gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead at the 7:10 mark of the second period, but Sens forward Ryan Dzingel responded just over 11 minutes later to tie the game at one. Unfortunately for New York, Sens defenseman Erik Karlsson scored a goal late in the third period (from a terrible angle) to give Ottawa the lead and the win. McDonagh finished the game with a minus-1 rating, two shots on goal and five hits in 28:21 of ice time. McDonagh has one goal and two assists in seven postseason games in 2017. Game 2 will be played in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon.
Erik Karlsson scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.
Karlsson gave the Sens the lead with just over four minutes remaining in the third period, when he banked a shot off Henrik Lundqvist's mask and in from the corner. Karlsson finished the game with five shots on goal and a plus-1 rating in 28:54 ice time. The Sens defenseman now has one goal and six assists in seven games this postseason. The Senators lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. Game 2 will be played in Ottawa on Saturday. Ryan Dzingel also scored for the Sens.