Blue Jackets rookie returns to game after gnarly cut to face

  • Blue Jackets rookie returns to game after gnarly cut to face

Blue Jackets rookie returns to game after gnarly cut to face

Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel gave the Penguins a 5-4 win and a commanding 3-0 lead in the first-round series with a goal 13:10 into overtime.

BOSTON (AP) - Bobby Ryan scored on a tip-in on a power play 5:43 into overtime, and the Ottawa Senators recovered after giving up a three-goal lead to beat the Boston Bruins to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.

The 19-year-old Werenski returned to the game, because that's what hockey players do, sporting a full face shield.

Joel Edmundson had the first goal after winning Game 1 in overtime, Allen made 23 saves, and Yeo devised another shrewd plan for his former team as the Wild had their shots on goal cut in half after an overwhelming 52-26 edge in the opener.

Game 3 is Sunday in Columbus.

Play continued as Werenski lay on the ice, his cheek bloodied, and the Penguins capitalized by scoring a controversial goal.

To summarize, the Blue Jackets jumped out to a 3-0 lead, Marc-Andre Fleury wasn't sharp for the first time all series, the crowd was in a lather.

John Tortorella's team couldn't cash in its solid stretches of play with goals, and Bobrovsky, who will likely win the Vezina Trophy, turned back into the sieve he has always been in the postseason.

Oilers 2, Sharks 0: Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian scored short-handed goals to help Edmonton beat San Jose, evening their first-round series at one game apiece.

Columbus' Matt Calvert will have a hearing today for cross-checking Pittsburgh's Tom Kuhnhackl.

The Pens thought Game 3 was their best game of the series, and they wanted to be even better tonight in Game 4. They knew the Blue Jackets were going to come at them with everything they had, and they had a hard time fighting through the forechecks and pressure being applied to them.

The Blue Jackets led 3-2 entering the third and scored just 27 seconds into the period.

"We've played good hockey, and it's unfortunate we've put ourselves in this situation", Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said Monday. "It was good to see some go in".

Johnson scored first for the Blue Jackets at 11:46 of the opening period when he launched a wrister from the right point into traffic that bounced off Crosby's skate and into the net. His status for Tuesday's game is unknown.

"We had to stay with it", Crosby said. We've got to make sure we approach tomorrow's game just like we approached the first three.

The general consensus among those who spoke on the better-start issue was that they expected the Blue Jackets to get a boost from their home crowd.