Jackets, Wild In Danger of Sweep

The 19-year-old Werenski returned to the game, because that's what hockey players do, sporting a full face shield. He was diagnosed with a facial fracture.

After only scoring two goals combined in the first two games of the series, Columbus scored three goals in just over six minutes of the first period. They've only made it three times in their 17 years of existence.

The Penguins scored a short-handed goal with the goalie pulled with 26.4 seconds left when Guentzel put a rebound past Bobrovsky for his fifth goal of the series.

Werenski, who scored his first playoff goal in the contest and recorded 11 tallies and 47 points in his rookie campaign, earned plaudits from his teammates for attempting to play after the injury.

The goal was the fastest in Blue Jackets playoff history.

After racing out to a 3-0 lead in round one - scoring three, four, and five goals respectively - it certainly doesn't appear that the Penguins are missing anybody up front.

Just like in Game 3 when they rallied from a 3-1 deficit, the Penguins began roaring back. That's all we're concerned about: To feel good about ourselves tonight, after this game.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jaden Schwartz scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Jake Allen made 40 saves to lead St. Louis over Minnesota for a 3-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.

"We know we didn't see their best", forward Max Pacioretty said a day after Montreal's 3-1 win in Game 3. "Unfortunately we didn't get it done, and now we're in a situation where it's do or die", Dubinsky said. Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel gave the Penguins a 5-4 win and a commanding 3-0 lead in the first-round series with a goal 13:10 into overtime. Hard-hitting winger Zack Kassian has turned into a clutch goal-scorer in the playoffs with the game-winners in back-to-back contests to give Edmonton the lead in the series after dropping the opener in overtime. "He's been tremendous for us".

The Grosse Pointe native played two seasons for the Wolverines from 2014-16 and had 20 goals and 41 assists in 71 games.

The Sharks are just looking for any kind of goal after being shut out by Cam Talbot for a second straight game. Hockey players are a different breed of human.

What will decide Tuesday night's game?

John Tortorella's team couldn't cash in its solid stretches of play with goals, and Bobrovsky, who will likely win the Vezina Trophy, turned back into the sieve he has always been in the postseason.

"No matter what period we're in, we have to have the puck more", Tortorella said.

  • Julie Sanders