Crosby scores twice, Bonino has victor as Pens beat Caps

Ovechkin now has 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists), and Crosby has 17 (10 goals, seven assists).

For the second game, Washington majorly out-shot the Penguins.

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Capitals are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -145 to win.

"Sometimes depending on the situations it's nearly the road team that dictates how the game is played because just the guys they put on the ice in certain faceoffs, and then the other team has to respond to that", Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk said.

"It's never where you want to be", he said.

On Saturday, after Holtby gave up three goals on nine shots in the second period, Trotz sent out Philipp Grubauer for the final period, but the backup did not distinguish himself, allowing goals on the second and fourth shots he faced.


Last we saw these two together, they were chumming it up at the NHL All-Star game, but we should have known whatever weird friendship that was formed that weekend wouldn't last long. "He brings his best game when the games are most important, and we've got a lot of guys on our roster that we can say that about".

It continued a trend that existed in Game 1 as well as in the series against Columbus, which routinely watched early-game shot surges go to waste. Malkin's deflection was initially waved off for goaltender interference, but the Penguins challenged and the call was overturned.

Guentzel, the 22-year-old rookie, leads the National Hockey League with seven goals in these playoffs.

"I think we've got a pretty mature group that turns the page pretty quickly", Orpik said on Saturday night. "They've responded all year and they will respond again". Because of his stellar play, the game was 0-0 after the first period.

"Playing with great players and just trying to be around the net", Guentzel said. "Obviously, he's been special so far and he won us the game again". Patric Hornqvist did not return after blocking a shot with his ankle late in the first period; Tom Kuhnhackl took one off his arm late in the game; and Ron Hainsey was drilled in the lead late in the game.

Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel, center, celebrates his goal with Sidney Crosby (87) and Ian Cole (28) during the second period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Washington Cap.


Ottawa leads the series 2-0 despite trailing by two goals after Brady Skjei's score with 14:50 left in the third.

Moments later Washington got one back when Backstrom scored on Ovechkin's rebound at 3:44.

Phil Kessel, Penguins - Kessel was Pittsburgh's sharpshooter to lead the way in the blowout victory on Saturday. Kessel's wrister went off Holtby's arm and in on Pittsburgh's 12th shot of the game. Holtby, who entered the playoffs with the best playoff save percentage of any active goaltender and is a finalist for his second Vezina Trophy, has been ineffective.

Crosby was a threat to score just about every time he touched the puck.

"We've got to spend less time in our end zone", Sullivan said. The total has gone under in four of the Rangers' last five road games in Ottawa. To make room for Hagelin, Pittsburgh F Scott Wilson was a scratch. There's just too much history built into this franchise for doubt not to creep in as soon as an early opportunity slips away in a game that was there for the taking.

One of the biggest parts of the Capitals' playoff campaigns year after year is the goaltending. It wasn't until the second that the scoring started, with Sidney Crosby scoring twice and Alex Ovechkin scoring once.



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