Game 4 is Thursday night in Columbus, with Game 5 set for Washington on Saturday. That scenario is certainly better than being down 3-0 and facing elimination on the opponents' home ice.
Both teams have been running a lot of overtime minutes for the series, and it showed in some of Game 3's last few plays.
Artemi Panarin #9 of the Columbus Blue Jackets is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals. "If you don't win the do-or-die Game 3, you're probably up against the wall". We believe we can win four in a row or four out of five.
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Jordan Greenway scored his first National Hockey League goal just 20 seconds after Eric Staal sent a wrist shot past a struggling Connor Hellebuyck, who was pulled for Steve Mason at the second intermission. Carlson is one of three Washington defensemen who average more than 30 minutes per game. It's been close every game. When you've got him making up for your mistakes, it's always good.
How hard is it to trust the Capitals in the playoffs? Washington has scored on 5 of their 13 power plays, Columbus has scored on 4 of 8. The Washington Capitals are trying to be part of the 12 percent to defy expectations and come back. Coach Barry Trotz said Burakovsky is going to "miss some time" after being crunched into the boards by Boone Jenner in Game 2.
Columbus coach John Tortorella said he thinks his guys are fine. "It's a game of inches and on this night, we were on the other side of it".
The Minnesota Wild appeared to be up against it in the first two games of this first-round series, as they were unable to hang with the powerful Winnipeg Jets on the road. "We're happy about how we went about our business (but) didn't find a way to win it tonight". "We're focused on tonight's game".
Blue Jackets players have been sent to the penalty box only 3.1 times per game in total this season, and 5.2 per game over their past five match ups. They've faced deficits in each and rallied to win the first two before the puck finally failed to bounce their way in Game 3. "It's not always going to go your way". So now they get together and I assume they want to make the right call, that's the idea, but to me they got together and clearly they guessed because it hit the glass and we saw that. "We're going to continue to play how we play, and we'll see what happens". Ovechkin has 89 points on 51 goals and 38 assists, and has recorded multiple points 24 times. Once Smith-Pelly dumped it to Connolly, Eller knew he might have an opportunity much like Calvert had for the Blue Jackets two nights earlier. Sometimes it's tougher to have the lead.