Capitals' OT win cuts into Jackets' series lead

NHL Pacific Division

Capitals' Holtby starting Game 3 vs. Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets still lead the series 2-1 and will host Game 4 on Thursday night at Nationwide Arena where Columbus hopes to build a 3-1 series lead.

Alexander Ovechkin's Washington Capitals have experienced a rough start to this National Hockey League's Stanley Cup Playoffs however that did not block the Russian sniper from claiming his group would even their ancestral sequence.

Then, the series will shift back to Washington for what could be a decisive game 5. NBC4 will be your home to watch Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Washington Capitals.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Washington Capitals needed a lucky bounce to finally get an overtime win in Game 3 in their intense first-round playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

"It means a ton, a win like this after playing for that long", Eller said. "You need breaks, every team is so good now, you need to keep pressing and pressing".

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Joonas Donskoi scored one goal and set up another to start a four-goal barrage in the second period and San Jose raced past Anaheim for the third straight game to take a 3-0 series lead.

Panarin knotted the score 4:12 into the third after he and Cam Atkinson went back and forth with pinpoint passes before he swiped it past Holtby from the left circle. The Capitals have at least had the decency to limit fans' stress to one overtime over the past few seasons, and Tuesday marked only the second game in Washington's past 19 playoff overtime games that required multiple overtimes. It's only the beginning of the show", explained Ovechkinsaid "rsquo & We &;re going to continue to play with how we play, and we'll see what happens.

Down by one goal after Capitals right winger Tom Wilson opened the scoring with a tally at the 5:52 mark of the second period, the Blue Jackets went to work on the offensive end of the ice.

Although the Capitals tallied the go-ahead goal later in the second period, the Blue Jackets quickly evened things up after the intermission.

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