Jackets, Wild In Danger of Sweep

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

Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise (11) and St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russian Federation, reach for a loose puck during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in St. Louis. He was diagnosed with a facial fracture. But if they aren't fixed immediately (and they nearly cost Columbus what initially looked like an easy win Tuesday), they will be the nail in the Blue Jackets' anticipated coffin.

The first came on a Rust tip-in of a shot from inside the blue line by Brian Dumoulin at 5:21.

Columbus won a playoff game in regulation for the first time; it is 3-11 in its history, with all of the wins against Pittsburgh. Columbus LW Matt Calvert was back on the ice after a one-game suspension for his cross-check at the end of Game 2.

The main star of the night was Jake Guentzel, who picked up a hat trick which was completed by his game winning goal in overtime.

The Blue Jackets also announced that rookie defenceman Zach Werenski will be out for the remainder of the playoffs. He also couldn't corral Malkin's sharp-angle shot in the same game that produced the third goal in a 3-1 loss. Quincey had not played in the first three games.

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NEW YORK - Rick Nash and Jesper Fast scored, Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves as the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece. The Penguins' attack was relentless, never more so than in Game 3, when they turned a 3-1 deficit after one period into a backbreaking 5-4 win. "We just got to keep doing it". "We've got to come to work tomorrow, try to get better and make sure we come out with same excitement we have in the first three games, and just try to sustain it for 60 minutes".

Columbus went up 3-0 at 4:49 of the second when Nutivaara scored off a rebound. For instance, even though they should have spent the third period trying to protect a two-goal lead, Columbus was more than happy to trade chances with Mike Sullivan's squad.

"His play speaks for itself", coach Todd McLellan said.

Nash gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead early in the second. We know of no reason to think that recipe will be changing at all heading into Game 4.

The thing is, Bobrovsky is always an incredible regular season goalie.

ST. LOUIS - Blues forward Paul Stastny skated for the first time in a month on Tuesday after missing the last 13 games with a lower-body injury. We've got to be ready to play and we've got to win a hockey game.

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