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Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson tossed from Game 1 after hit from behind

Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson tossed from Game 1 after hit from behind

Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny will be re-evaluated on Friday for an upper body injury he suffered in the first period of Thursday's 4-3 loss to Columbus in Game 1 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Jones, son of former National Basketball Association player Popeye Jones, drew a penalty late in the third period, nearly put the puck in his own net and tied it on the ensuing power play with 4:26 left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

None of that seemed to faze a team accustomed to overcoming injuries and digging out of deficits. The CBJ can't expect to shutout Ovi, but if they can limit him to three goals or less in the series that would give the Jackets a real chance at winning this series. Evgeny Kuznetsov netted two first period goals in the losing cause.

Brad Marchand, David Backes and David Krejci each scored a power-play goal, Sean Kuraly had one in regulation and goaltender Tuukka Rask stopped 26 shots for Boston.

The Columbus Blue Jackets needed a forward that could take over a game. But, we lost a player early in the game. "That's a critical moment". I've got to be better and maybe pass up on that hit. "We're trying to get that out of the game".

Foligno took a slap shot from Jakub Jerabek to the face just under his left eye 10 seconds after Vanek's goal, making a gaping hole on the Columbus bench until he returned. A well-conditioned group under coach John Tortorella, they often outscore opponents in the first period, much like they did previous year.

How They Lose: Washington has been cursed by the post-season yips during the Ovechkin era, and the team needs to find some clutchness. They regularly get outshot as well. "We just stayed with it".

Jones drew a tripping penalty on Andre Burakovsky late in the third period, then scored 39 seconds into the power play to tie the score at 3 with his first career playoff goal.




After Seth Jones scored on a power play late in the third period to send the game to overtime, Panarin scored the game-winner by completing an incredible rush where he blew past Dmitry Orlov and then casually roofed a shot under the crossbar, beating Capitals goalie Phillip Grubauer from a sharp angle.

"Big goal for our team", said Panarin, whom Columbus acquired in a trade from Chicago last summer after lacking finish in its series defeat to Pittsburgh. This is a must win game and I expect the Capitals to come through with a full 60 minute effort.

Columbus will look to jump out to a surprising 2-0 lead when these teams meet for Game 2 on Sunday in DC. "I thought he was fine. We'll sit down, we'll reevaluate all the goals, we'll reevaluate our team and where we're at and we'll go from there".

Ondrej Palat recorded a goal and two assists as top-seeded Tampa Bay beat visiting New Jersey in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal.

I've got the Jackets in six games.

"He's been the guy that's been there", Trotz said of Djoos.


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