Patrice Bergeron scored twice for the Bruins and goaltender Tuukka Rask was magnificent in net, stopping 40 of the 41 Capitals shots he faced.
Jarry’s iffy play played a major factor in Pittsburgh’s first-round loss to the New York Islanders. He allowed 21 goals in the six-game series. His .888 save percentage was well off the .908 he posted during the regular season and his goals against average ballooned from 2.75 to 3.18.
Goaltending is the great equalizer in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The New York Islanders have it. The Pittsburgh Penguins do not. That is why the Islanders are moving on to the Second Round where they will face the Boston Bruins and why the Penguins are going home without winning a round for the third consecutive season. Brock Nelson scored two goals and helped the Islanders erupt for three goals in three minutes to take control of Game 6 and clinch the series.Vegas Golden Knights
Let’s touch on some of the reasons why the Bruins won Game 5, and eliminated the Capitals, in general.Toronto Maple Leafs
Through the first five games of the series the home team has come out on top, with Carolina grabbing a 3-2 series lead with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 5 Tuesday at PNC Arena. As the series moves to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, the Predators face elimination for the first time.Pittsburgh Penguins
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Now Nick Foligno is also out with an undisclosed injury. The veteran forward is day-to-day after missing Game 3, so his status is up in the air. Someone like Nylander, if he can keep producing, can make up for a lot of production at this pace.
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