Skip to comments.Capitals win Game 3 against Penguins in overtime
Posted on 05/02/2017 7:06:56 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
PITTSBURGH -- Kevin Shattenkirk knew he could improve and showed it Monday.
Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal 3:13 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at PPG Paints Arena.
After Trevor Daley was called for holding Marcus Johansson at 2:40 of overtime, Shattenkirk beat Marc-Andre Fleury with a wrist shot from below the circles for his first goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Penguins lead the best-of-7 series, 2-1. Game 4 is here on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).
Pittsburgh played most of the game without center Sidney Crosby.
Crosby left the game 5:24 into the first period after he charged toward the net on a 2-on-1. Alex Ovechkin hit him with his stick, which seemed to make Crosby stumble before Matt Niskanen cross-checked him in the side of his head.
Trainers helped Crosby to the locker room after he was face down along the goal line for a few minutes. Niskanen was given a major penalty and game misconduct for cross-checking.
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan did not update Crosby's condition following the game. He said Crosby and Conor Sheary, who left with an apparent injury after colliding with linemate Patric Hornqvist at 2:24 of the second period, would be evaluated overnight.
Sullivan said the approach would not change if Crosby were unable to play moving forward.
"We're hopeful, first of all, that that won't be the case," Sullivan said. "But I think this group has so much character and talent that we're able to endure the injuries that we have. We've done it all year long. We continued to do it tonight, and we'll continue to do it."
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I hope Crosby bounces back. The game is a lot more fun to watch with him.
How many RUSSIAN players on the (District of Columbia=DC=Republicans) Capitals, huh?
How about he Refs? Anyone checked their RUSSIAN connections? And the scoreboard operator?
Ovechkin has a Russian connection, but so does Malkin so it evens out.
Not everything is a Russian conspiracy.
>>Not everything is a Russian conspiracy.<<
Tell that to the Russian hiding behind my couch! I keep going back there ti surprise him but he is faster than me!
No such thing happened. Crosby was falling into Niskanen. Niskanen put out his left hand slightly to protect himself, and Crosby probably fell into the butt end of Niskanen's stick. There was no cross-check. There was no high-sticking. There should have been no penalty. It was an accident. The call the refs made was atrocious.
FTR I am a mostly disinterested fan pulling for the Rangers this year, but I've played and ~40 years I was a rather rabid Ranger fan.
Too bad their ad people don’t run the network.
Saint Sidney must be protected.
No one is talking about the high hit Hornquist had planned for Eller by using the end of his stick. Unfortunately, Hornquist's plan for revenge didn't work out so well as Eller side stepped him so Hornquist went stick first into teammate Conor Sheary instead, and sent him off the ice as well.
I started watching after the incident while the 5min PP was ongoing. The replay didn’t look that egregious to me but Sid is a star and therefore semi-untouchable. Back in the day a designated minder like Marty McSorley would have dealt with the offender. Pens didn’t seem special sharp
such as when Hornqvist collided with Conor Sheary. Full marks for pulling even in the last period.
“Crosby was injured 5:24 into the first period. The Penguins captain was cutting across the net when Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin whacked him with his stick and his left knee buckled. Niskanen then cross-checked Crosby in the right side of his head as Crosby was falling to the ice.
Crosby lay face down on the ice, then rolled onto his left side as a trainer attended to him. He was eventually helped to his feet by Hornqvist and Penguins defenseman Ron Hainsey and, while hunched over, skated off slowly and headed to the locker room. He did not return.
Niskanen received a five-minute major penalty for cross-checking and a game misconduct.
“It’s a 2-on-1 rush,” Niskanen said. “They made a little give-and-go play. I kind of get spinning around. Crosby’s taking a puck to the net across the crease there, and a collision is going to happen. It happened fast. I caught him up high with a stick.”
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