Blue Jackets beat Penguins 5-4 to avoid sweep

Sidney Crosby Jake Guentzel

The Pittsburgh Penguins look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead as the series shifts to Columbus for the next two, beginning on Sunday evening. He had his shutout spoiled by the Rangers' Brady Skjei with 2:56 remaining and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (26 saves) on the bench for an extra attacker.

"We know we didn't see their best", forward Max Pacioretty said a day after Montreal's 3-1 win in Game 3.

The three goals put Guentzel's playoff point total at five, giving him a tie with linemate Sidney Crosby for second-most so far this postseason.

ST. LOUIS - Jaden Schwartz scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Jake Allen made 40 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday for a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. That's all we're concerned about, is to feel good about ourselves tonight after this game. The latter - a 22-year-old rookie - had a hat trick in the Game 3 win for the Penguins. "The score didn't indicate that, but we really liked a lot of the first period".

A few bounces went their way in Game 3, an overtime loss at Nationwide Arena.

The Penguins took the lead (Jake Guentzel's second goal of the night) during a power play with Brandon Dubinsky in the box.

TORONTO (AP) - Tyler Bozak scored 1:37 into overtime to cap Toronto's comeback from two goals down in the second period, and the Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. He now leads the league with four postseason goals - one more than the Wild have managed in three games against the St. Louis Blues.

Thirteen minutes into the second period, Werenski was struck in the face by a Phil Kessel shot, causing a big gash below his right eye.

Just 18 seconds from trailing 2-0 in this series, the Canadiens have seized the momentum and they expect the Rangers to come out with more intensity in Game 4.

Luckily you don't have to undergo the pain to find out, because ice hockey player Zach Werenski has done it for you. In Game 2, the Blue Jackets entered the third period losing 2-1 and lost the game 4-1. He tends to walk a fine line in terms of illegal activity when it comes to trying to stop Crosby, but, aside from a slew-foot on Crosby during Game 3, he has steered clear of that sort of activity through the first three games.

"Just chances", Crosby said.

Wall scored 15 points in the third quarter and finished with 14 assists in the best playoff performance of his young career. I think we're just trying to read off each other.

Artturi Lehkonen and Shea Weber scored power-play goals for Montreal and Carey Price stopped 20 shots.

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