Zach Werenski out for postseason with facial fracture


Zach Werenski out for postseason with facial fracture

Guentzel netted a hat trick, including the overtime victor at 13:10 in a 5-4 victory, as the Penguins took a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Blue Jackets in the East Conference quarterfinals. St. Louis is up 3-0 in its first-round series against the Minnesota Wild, with Game 4 at home Wednesday night.

Goats: Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had a rough night. That is, until Sidney Crosby fed him for the game victor.

Game four goes Tuesday night. With Calvert's suspension and Dubinsky's constant harassment of Crosby, the Blue Jackets have attempted to slow the skill of the Penguins by grinding them down physically.

"They play this crap for music after the game". He's Sullivan's guy, plain and simple.

BOSTON (AP) - Bobby Ryan scored on a tip-in on a power play 5:43 into overtime, and the Ottawa Senators recovered after giving up a three-goal lead to beat the Boston Bruins to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.

Just like in Game 3 when they rallied from a 3-1 deficit, the Penguins began roaring back. That includes the mighty Washington Capitals and the Toronto Matthews Leafs - one of whom will be the Penguins second round opponent.

In the midst of an 0-3 hole to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the season is all but over.

The game went to overtime, and by then, Werenski could no longer see out of his eye. And not only has each game been a marathon, they've been all out sprints.

We knew the Penguins had the better depth in the matchup with Columbus, and it's the advantage that's been the most important for them as this series has unfolded.

How will you be watching the game? It's been fantastic hockey. Throw that one out and there is still a case to be made that Penguins teams of the past lacked a killer instinct to put teams away.

Unfortunately for the Blue Jackets, staying healthy might be the most important part of this next game.

That all changed a year ago. They still have Fleury, who, despite having his weakest outing of the series last night, does not cut the profile of a man who will wilt after one bad game. It didn't help that he faced a lot of shots (34), and he did make a few big saves early but he'll probably want at least a couple of those goals back. With a 3-0 series lead over the Columbus Blue Jackets, they will be looking to come out strong once again and get a victory.

Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, left, of Denmark, and Pittsburgh Penguins' Olli Maatta, of Finland, chase the puck during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 18, 2017, .

Though, that wasn't going to be enough to sideline Werenski the rest of the game.



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