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Fleury makes late start, Penguins rush by Blue Jackets 3-1

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) stops a shot by Columbus Blue Jackets' Scott Hartnell (43) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 12, 20.

As the series shifts back to Columbus for Game 6 Sunday night, what do you do? Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrates his game-winning goal with teammate David Pastrnak during the third period of the first round of NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Ottawa on Wedne.

Oilers 2, Sharks 0: Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian scored short-handed goals to help Edmonton beat San Jose, evening their first-round series at one game apiece.

The Columbus Blue Jackets started their first Stanley Cup Playoffs game in four years with plenty of energy, but a three-goal second period from the Pittsburgh Penguins led to a 3-1 Game 1 loss at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh in the best-of-seven series.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Sharks - Vlasic had a pair of assists, including on the game-winner to help the Sharks rally from an early 2-0 deficit to take a 1-0 series lead on the Oilers.

Frank Vatrano added a goal for Boston in his first playoff game, and Tuukka Rask made 26 saves. That's it. Although most of the shots have come from the outside, Fleury's had to make several key saves.

Above, we have highlights from the game via YouTube User SAP's Highlights. Saad responded in Game Two. And while that sounds like a tribute to one of the game's preeminent players, I promise you it's anything but.

Canadiens 4, Rangers 3, OT: Alexander Radulov scored at 18:34 of overtime to give Montreal a victory over NY in Game 2 of the first-round series.

Kessel found the back of the net two-and-a-half minutes later before Nick Bonino gave the Penguins a 3-0 lead. We did a lot of good things, we just didn't get the result.

Fleury's appearance on Friday will be his 102nd in the playoffs, a franchise record for a goaltender.

"I still think we were OK after the first goal", said Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella.

A melee broke out when Steve Ott flattened Zuccarello and it was the Rangers who seemed to get a lift from it as they tied it 9:58 into the second. We love that guy.

During the season, Fleury went 18-10-7 with a 3.02 goals-against average and.909 save percentage.

No, actually, those were authored by the Blue Jackets' coach. Forward Matt Calvert cross-checked Pittsburgh's Tom Kuhnhackl across the head with the game well out of reach late.


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