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Penguins vs. Blue Jackets: Game 4 prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) shoots the puck behind Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) for a goal during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Columbus B.
ABOUT THE PENGUINS: Bryan Rust continues to make his presence felt in the NHL's second season, scoring twice in Game 3 to give him seven goals in his past 11 playoff games and five tallies in his last eight contests overall.
A little more than a minute later, Werenski made it 3-1 with a blast from the top of the left circle that found the top right corner of the net on the lone power play of the opening period.
Werenski tweeted a gruesome selfie later Sunday evening, revealing a swollen and bruised eye with a number of stitches across his cheekbone. Guentzel has especially been making a statement this playoffs by scoring a clutch goal in game two and then following that performance up with a hat trick in game three which included the overtime victor.
Pittsburgh leads the first-round series 3-0.
Fleury allowed just one goal in each of the first two games before getting shelled early in Game 3, but he rebounded nicely to earn the victory in a 5-4 overtime decision. There was debate about whether or not the goal should've counted, as Werenski was bleeding a lot (in addition to being down on the ice for several seconds).
NEW YORK (AP) - Alexander Radulov had a goal and an assist to lead Montreal over New York, giving the Canadiens a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. So try as he might, Werenski remained sidelined as his team eventually went down to a 5-4 defeat. He owns one goal in three postseason contests.
The Rangers, who gave up the tying goal with 18 seconds left in the third period of Game 2 before losing in overtime, stopped Montreal in the final minutes in this one.
"They're not going to go away", Blues coach Mike Yeo said.
The defending champion Penguins will go for the sweep in Columbus on Tuesday night.
"We've played good hockey, and it's unfortunate we've put ourselves in this situation", Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said Monday. They can get caught out of position.
They were able to generate offense in Game 3 but lost their legs in the third period.
The Pens thought Game 3 was their best game of the series, and they wanted to be even better tonight in Game 4.