NHL roundup: Jackets work OT to grab 2-0 lead on Caps

Reuters

Matt Calvert scored 12:22 into overtime, and the Columbus Blue Jackets again rallied from an early two-goal deficit to defeat the Washington Capitals 5-4 in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference first-round series Sunday night in Washington.

Columbus trailed 2-0 in each of the first two games yet holds a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven set.

Washington held a pair of two-goal leads in Game 2. The Capitals were up 2-0 in the first period and 3-1 in the second (behind two power-play goals from Alex Ovechkin) before the Blue Jackets answered with three consecutive goals.

Josh Anderson, Cam Atkinson and Zach Werenski all scored in a span of 10:03 in the second period for a 4-3 Columbus lead. Capitals forward T.J. Oshie tied it with 3:35 left in regulation on the fourth Washington power play of the period.

Penguins 5, Flyers 1

Sidney Crosby scored one goal and added three assists as visiting Pittsburgh defeated Philadelphia.

Justin Schultz, Derick Brassard, Evgeni Malkin and Brian Dumoulin also scored for the Penguins, who took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series.

Kris Letang also had two assists for the Penguins and goaltender Matt Murray was terrific with 26 saves. Travis Sanheim scored for the Flyers, who got 21 saves from Brian Elliott.

Wild 6, Jets 2

Jordan Greenway became the first player in Wild franchise history to score his first NHL goal in the playoffs, and Minnesota romped to a victory over Winnipeg at Saint Paul, Minn.

Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise, Matt Dumba, Eric Staal, Greenway and Marcus Foligno all scored in the first two periods as the Wild cut their deficit to 2-1 in the Western Conference first-round series. Greenway, a 21-year-old left winger, had played in six games in the regular season.

Blake Wheeler and Tyler Myers scored for Winnipeg.

--Field Level Media

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