Crosby scores twice, Bonino has victor as Pens beat Caps

Game 2 is on Saturday Night. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with seven goals, Phil Kessel has seven assists and Sidney Crosby has 21 shots on goal. Washington had 35 shot attempts to the Penguins' eight through the first 20 minutes. We're going to go there and see what we're made of. "When we get those chances, we bear down and those are key goals for us". In the first-round series against Toronto, Holtby was criticized after he allowed four goals in three straight games, almost getting benched in Game 4. "He's a game-changer for us".

Vying for their fourth trip to the conference finals in six years, the Rangers have twice rallied from two games down during their runs in previous postseasons. That much we know. "I think that's the best way of getting some shifts underneath you when it comes to playing hard in intense playoff hockey".

Guentzel, whose first goal of the game came after Crosby laid out on the ice to block a shot before he chipped the puck to Guentzel, said it's hard to be surprised by all the wonderful stuff Crosby does.

After a smattering of boos for the first goal, Verizon Center fell silent. Wilson crossed the blue line and then fed a streaking Bonino, who was ahead of the defense and beat goalie Braden Holtby with a high wrist shot.

The Rangers' two goals put them up 1-0 and 3-1 against the Sens. They'll have to make sure to play a whole 60 minutes in Game 2. Pittsburgh F Chris Kunitz passed Mario Lemieux for fifth place on the team's all-time postseason games played list with 108.

Moments later Backstrom scored on Ovechkin's rebound at 3:44, but Pittsburgh made it 5-2 at 5:31. Their story to be continued...

The total has gone over in five of Pittsburgh's last seven games on the road.

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The Washington Capitals were poised to be the Stanley Cup favourites for this season since September, while the Pittsburgh Penguins garnered only a few votes to repeat. Apparently that meant throwing as many players on the ice as possible.

Reminded that he said late Saturday night that it was too early to know who'd be in goal, Trotz added: "There's no question he's our goaltender". They would advance in 5 games, with Fleury playing significantly better than Bobrovsky.

What a whirlwind the past year has been professionally for Marc-Andre Fleury. That third goal [in Game 2], that's a big moment. He wasn't even supposed to be in this position a month ago and is now stealing playoff games.

Nick Bonino is a Capitals killer.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vezina Trophy victor Braden Holtby has been yanked out of the Washington Capitals' net during Game 2 of their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, replaced in goal by Philipp Grubauer to start the third period. He always finds a way to turn it on down the stretch, and this season has been no different.

"They're going to punch us in the nose at some point (Tuesday night), and we're going to be ready to punch them back", Yeo said. But he's by far not the only problem for the Capitals, who've had some ill-timed turnovers and mistakes that have led to odd-man rushes. They took everything the Capitals had, got up and delivered their counterattack with precision and an opportunism that has existed since this postseason began.

It's a tradition like no other. When Murray couldn't loosen up pain-free for Game 1 of the playoffs the Pens had to look back in Fleury's direction. His Capitals have posted the NHL's best record three times, including each of the past two seasons.


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