Capitals replace Holtby in goal for 3rd period of Game 2

14 May, 2017, 02:32 | Author: Douglas Reid
  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal with the bench during the second period of Game 1 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals Thursday April

Philadelphia (13 to 2) and Dallas (8 to 3) both made huge jumps while Colorado entered with the best odds to win the lottery, but fell three spots and will select fourth. So far, no damage has been done. Over the next 20 games, the Capitals went 15-2-3 as they climbed the league standings and played some of their best hockey of the season.

The Capitals weren't feeling so good about a game in which they didn't have a single power play. The Penguins shouldn't worry too much, and they can steal another series from the Caps.

Here's a period-by-period look at the Penguins' latest win.

Pageau is now second in playoff goals with five, two behind Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel, who scored twice on Saturday.

The Penguins were leading 5-2 when defenseman Ron Hainsey stepped in front of a high left-circle shot from Ovechkin with the Capitals on the power play and 2:23 remaining in the third period. With 4:17 to go, the Penguins' Jake Guentzel makes a save after Fleury makes an initial save and kicks the rebound to his left.

That marked the end of Holtby's night after two periods as the 2016 Vezina Trophy victor was again not at his best as Fleury stole the show. The Penguins got the win despite having just 21 shots. There are too many weak clearing attempts, too much space for the Capitals to operate.

Yes, the Penguins did get a little lucky with several of the Capitals' shots clanking off the post, but Pittsburgh has made its shots count.

Washington forward Daniel Winnik has always wondered about the value of home-ice advantage and still thinks it matters this time of year.

This series has quickly become a choose-your-own Capitals narrative as the biggest problem.

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Washington carries the play.

Holtby, a 2017 Vezina Trophy finalist, was pulled before the start of the third period.

To be the champs, you've got to beat the champs. They are constantly under assault. Unfortunately, that euphoria was short-lived, as Nick Bonino took a pass from Scott Wilson and darted in on Holtby, beating the Caps' netminder with a nifty wrist shot to regain the lead for Pittsburgh. "It's just a legendary game", teammate Dion Phaneuf said. Ottawa Senators center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) celebrates his game-winning goal with left wing Mike Hoffman (68) against the New York Rangers during the second overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup se. But the Penguins respond well, and Fleury continues to keep things in check. The puck squirts free and Fleury has to make another save ... and another.

And, then you have the infamous face-off between Washington's Alex Ovechkin, 31, vs. Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, 29. Despite the hype, these Capitals aren't any reason for the Penguins to worry. Most of the time, when a trend shows up in Game 1, it tends to loom over the series. Of course, a lot of that has to do with Patric Hornqvist's availability, as well as what the coaching staff wants to do with Sheary, who is still looking to get his scoring game on track.

On the second, Crosby reeled in a 50-50 puck just inside the Capitals blue line to start a rush up ice.

Fun in the sun: When a goalie is hot, the saying goes, the puck looks like it's a beach ball.

After the game, Fleury spoke with Sportsnet's Christine Simpson.

Anderson wasn't tested almost as much at the other end, but was forced to hang tough when McDonagh walked past a row of Senators during a NY power play and made an attempt on goal that went wide.

But the obvious note from the Senators' first matchup with the Rangers is that this series could very well be the second round's top goalie duel.

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