Columbus Blue Jackets: 3 Reasons Why They Lost To The Capitals

He scored twice in Game 6 against the Blue Jackets to put them away.

Panarin was a dynamo in the first two games of the series, and he was looking like the player on which the series was going to pivot. Carlson matched the franchise record for most points in a post-season series by a defenceman with nine, a mark set by Kevin Hatcher in 1988.

It's easy to forget that this series could have gone to 3-0 had the Capitals not benefited from some serious puck in double-overtime of Game 3.

Tortorella guaranteed that the Jackets would win game six and extend the series.

"He always raises his game in the playoffs", said Capitals goalie Braden Holtby of Carlson, a pending unrestricted free agent.

Morgan Rielly and Ron Hainsey - The Maple Leafs defence tandem was buried (3 for, 20 against, 13.0 CF%) against Boston. Columbus' power play went to sleep, and the Capitals took four in a row, capping it with a 6-3 victory Monday night. He finished the series with a.900 save percentage.

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On the other side, Columbus went 4-for-24 with their own power play opportunities, but all four of those conversions came in the first two games of the series. The 23-year-old may have earned two shutouts against the Flyers, but he also allowed more than three goals in two of the games and was almost pulled in Game 6.

"I'm so proud to lead this team, but I just want to see something good happen for our team", said captain Nick Foligno, who scored two goals on Monday. Nikita Zaitsev added two assists, and Marner and Plekanec each had one. Alex Ovechkin had eight points in six games.

Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky is still searching for a his first strong playoff performance. They'll need their A game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Round 2, and - as always - it's likely that the perennial series will come down to the wire. Overtime followed and Panarin grabbed the game victor.

Columbus didn't get much production out of their fourth line, but otherwise there were contributions throughout the lineup. In a closely-decided series, the Blue Jackets probably needed better results with Jones on the ice if they were going to advance. In the second-round series from the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, the Pens hold an 8-5 record over the Caps, eliminating them both years on their way to back-to-back Stanley Cups. "[Malkin], we rely on him to score goals and make plays".

"Yeah, I can't wait", Ovechkin said.

Greg Wyshynski, senior National Hockey League writer: Whoa, how insane is it that the Penguins had their National Hockey League franchise charter revoked in the middle of the playoffs, as that's clearly the only way they could possibly lose a series to the Capitals?

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