Sport Panarin scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Capitals in Game 1

06:10  13 april  2018
06:10  13 april  2018 Source:   Associated Press

Jackets aim to put Caps on ropes

  Jackets aim to put Caps on ropes The Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves moving deep into uncharted waters. They've never led a Stanley Cup playoff series let alone taken a 2-0 lead. After winning both games on the road against the Washington Capitals in overtime, the Blue Jackets return home for Game 3 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series on Tuesday night at what's expected to be a lively and loud Nationwide Arena.

Artemi Panarin scored 3:11 into overtime to help the Columbus Blue Jackets overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday night. Trocheck scores late winner, Panthers beat Capitals 3-2. Scandella scores in OT to give Sabres 3-2 win over Red Wings.

The Blue Jackets scored four times in the opening period and went on to beat the Washington Capitals 5- 1 on Monday night. Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist , and Sonny Milano - who missed 18 games with an injury - also tallied, his first since Dec.

Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, left, of Russia, fights for the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin, of Russia, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)© The Associated Press Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, left, of Russia, fights for the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin, of Russia, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON — Artemi Panarin scored 6:02 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

Panarin made an incredible individual move to drive by fellow Russian Dmitry Orlov and went backhand-to-forehand to beat Philipp Grubauer top shelf.

Calvert scores in OT, Blue Jackets up 2-0 on Caps in series

  Calvert scores in OT, Blue Jackets up 2-0 on Caps in series Sergei Bobrovsky made 54 saves, Matt Calvert scored the winner 12:22 into overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets overcame two goals from Alex Ovechkin beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Calvert's goal held up after the NHL situation room reviewed the play for a possible offside. Calvert was just onside when Josh Anderson brought the puck into the zone.

Artemi Panarin scored 3:11 into overtime to help the Blue Jackets overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday night. "We knew if we scored one somehow that it changes momentum," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella. "The saves (Andersen) made during the game and

Artemi Panarin scored 3:11 into overtime to help the Blue Jackets overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday night. "We knew if we scored one somehow that it changes momentum," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella. "The saves (Andersen) made during the game and

BOX SCORE: BLUE JACKETS 4, CAPITALS 3 (OT)

Game 2 is Sunday night in Washington.

Alexander Wennberg, Thomas Vanek and Seth Jones scored in regulation, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 shots for Columbus, which got two power-play goals to continue a strong trend since the trade deadline.

Wennberg left the game with an upper-body injury in the third period and didn't return. Jones, son of former NBA player Popeye Jones, drew a penalty late in the third period, almost put the puck in his own net and tied it on the ensuing power play with 4:26 left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

Washington got two power-play goals from Evgeny Kuznetsov on Josh Anderson's five-minute major penalty for boarding Michal Kempny and an even-strength goal on the rush in the third period by Devante Smith-Pelly. Grubauer, who got the nod to start over 2016 Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Braden Holtby, made 23 saves in his second career playoff start.

Blue Jackets beat Red Wings 5-4 to bolster playoff hunt

  Blue Jackets beat Red Wings 5-4 to bolster playoff hunt Pierre Luc-Dubois scored in overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Tuesday night and keep their playoff plans on track.Artemi Panarin tied it for Columbus when he put back his own rebound late in the third period. That set the stage for Dubois' shot from the slot 2:55 into the extra period.BOX SCORE: BLUE JACKETS 5, RED WINGS 4The Blue Jackets are trying to get to the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in franchise history, and for most of the game it looked as if Detroit would put a crimp in their plans.

The Blue Jackets scored four times in the opening period and went on to beat the Capitals 5- 1 . Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist , and Sonny Milano — who missed 18 games with an injury — also tallied, his first since Dec.

Artemi Panarin scored 3:11 into overtime to help the Blue Jackets overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday night. "We knew if we scored one somehow that it changes momentum," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella. "The saves (Andersen) made during the game and

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. The Blue Jackets killed off two minor penalties, but a major called on Josh Anderson turned the game.

With 2:37 left in the first, Andersen boarded Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny and was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct. Kempny's head hit the glass, and he never returned, with the Capitals saying he'd be re-evaluated Friday.

Washington's skilled power play took advantage, with Kuznetsov scoring 19 seconds in on a shot that squeaked by Bobrovsky as T.J. Oshie crashed the net. The goal held up on the Blue Jackets' coach's challenge after the NHL's situation room determined Oshie didn't make any contact with Bobrovsky until the puck was already in the net.

Kuznetsov left no doubt on his second goal in 29 seconds, firing a laser from the left faceoff circle past his fellow countryman at 18:21 with Washington still on the power play. It was the shortest amount of time between two goals by the same player in Capitals franchise history since Larry Murphy scored two in 16 seconds in 1985.

Blue Jackets clinch playoff spot despite OT loss to Pens

  Blue Jackets clinch playoff spot despite OT loss to Pens Phil Kessel scored 1:06 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins earned a 5-4 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, who still clinched a playoff spot for the second consecutive season. Columbus entered the game needing one point in the standings and earned that when it forced the overtime. BOX SCORE: PENGUINS 5, BLUE JACKETS 4 (OT)Conor Sheary tied the game at 12:16 in the third period to set up the overtime winner by Kessel, whose shot from the left circle was his second goal of the game and 33rd of the season.The Penguins completed a 4-0 season sweep of the Blue Jackets in a tight back-and-forth game before a vocal sellout crowd.

Artemi Panarin scored 3:11 into overtime to help the Blue Jackets overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday night. "We knew if we scored one somehow that it changes momentum," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella. "The saves (Andersen) made during the game and

Artemi Panarin scored 3:11 into overtime to help the Blue Jackets overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday night. "We knew if we scored one somehow that it changes momentum," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella. "The saves (Andersen) made during the game and

Columbus, which coach John Tortorella conceded has "had some struggles killing penalties," wiped out the rest of Anderson's major penalty and then went to work 5-on-5. A broken play that included a bounce off Vanek's stick at center ice helped the Blue Jackets cut Washington's lead to 2-1 at the 4:48 mark of the second when Boone Jenner found Wennberg for a tap-in goal on the rush.

A charging penalty on Tom Wilson that knocked Wennberg out of the game 1:18 into the second led Columbus to tie the score 13 seconds later when Pierre-Luc Dubois found Vanek in front for the power-play goal. On the next shift, Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno took a slap shot to the face and left with a trail of blood.

Before Foligno returned, the Capitals' third line gave them the lead 5:12 in when Jakub Vrana sucked in three defenders and fed Smith-Pelly, who fit the puck into a tiny space between Bobrovsky and the post.

Jones drew a tripping penalty on Andre Burakovsky late in the third period, then scored 39 seconds into the power play to tie the score at 3 with his first career playoff goal. It was an impressive showing for the son of former NBA player Popeye Jones, who played two of his 11 seasons in this building for the Washington Wizards.

NOTES: Washington went to overtime for the seventh time in its past 14 playoff games. ... Capitals C Jay Beagle missed the game with an upper-body injury. Coach Barry Trotz continued to call his fourth-line center "day-to-day." ... Foligno was back in the lineup after missing the past six games with injury, and Columbus D Markus Nutivaara returned after missing the final three of the regular season.

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AP Sports Writer Howard Fendrich contributed to this report.

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