Zach Werenski out for postseason with facial fracture

Game 4 is Tuesday night. He also couldn’t corral Malkin’s sharp-angle shot in the same game that produced the third goal in a 3-1 loss. The 19-year-old initially returned to the contest in the third period with a full-face shield before he was forced to exit as his vision was impacted by the swelling around his eye.

The efforts by the Blue Jackets have gotten increasingly better with every game, but at this point it may be too late for them.

But the Blackhawks, winners of three Stanley Cup titles in the past seven years, now trail 0-3 for the first time since the 2011 quarterfinals. “They decided not to”.

Bryan Rust enjoyed the reward for the Penguins’ efforts, scoring on a deflection from in tight at 5:21 to make it 3-2. So obviously, the chips are stacked completely in the Penguins’ favor. You’re a kid that’s really exemplified what we’re trying to build here.’ It’s pretty impressive from a young guy. Bigger stage obviously. We know we’re in a hole.

Now, the Penguins will look to finish in five at 7 p.m. Thursday at PPG Paints Arena.

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.

Karlsson persevered in scoring the fourth goal for the Blue Jackets, taking the initial shot on the right side and coming around the net to beat Fleury to the left post. We just tried to stay in it and give ourselves a chance.

A lot was made of Columbus and their strategy of having Brandon Dubinsky and his line try to slow down Crosby.

Here’s to hoping this series doesn’t get past Game 5, and that the Caps and Leafs keep wearing each other out in total track meets.

There are plenty of Blue Jackets who have failed to elevate their games, but they are not relied upon as much as Bobrovsky. Actually, the Jackets aren’t stopping anyone.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred. It’s not the only reason Columbus controlled the possession for long stretches, but it certainly didn’t help the Penguins generate their own pressure. “We can pout and hang our heads, or we can come to work (Tuesday) and get ready for another game”.

Tom Kuhnhackl scored for the Penguins at 2:10 of the third to make it 4-3, but Jenner tapped in a shot by Saad at 5:37 for a 5-3 lead.

With Blue Jackets defenseman Kyle Quincey off for interference, Hornqvist scored a dirty goal in front of Bobrovsky to change the momentum.

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

Bobrovsky’s postseason record now stands at 2-9-1 to go along with a.892 save-percentage.

Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Zach Werenski on a better day during the regular NHL season