The ocean continues the playoffs for the umpteenth season in NHL history.
Intriguing series between “Washington” (winner of the regular season) and “Pittsburgh” (the current holder of the Stanley Cup) kicked off with an away victory “Penguins” who rarely went on the attack, but make better use of their chances.
In the opening stages of the second period Sidney Crosby at intervals of 54 seconds scored twice – Ovechkin and Kuznetsov back to Washington, D.C. at the game, but fail at the gate cost “capitals” the first defeat. Seven minutes before the end of regular time of the game, Nick Bonino broke out with the goalkeeper Holtby and easily sent the puck into the goal.
“Ottawa” with late goal Erik Karlsson put the squeeze on the Rangers and made the first step towards the conference finals. “Senators” powerfully played their home leg – goalkeeper guests Lundqvist had 43 times to enter the game.
During the first period, the hosts struck 21 shoots, but was not able to open the scoring. In the second 20-minute period, the teams exchanged successful attacks, and the winning goal “Ottawa” has spent 4 minutes before the end of the regular playing time.
The results of the matches of the day:
Washington — Pittsburgh 2:3 (0:0, 1:2, 1:1), the account in a series 0:1
Ottawa — new York Rangers 2:1 (0:0, 1:1, 1:0), the account in a series 1:1
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