NHL Predictions: Will the Blue Jackets win Game 3 vs

Following a hearing with NHL Player Safety, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert has been suspended one playoff game for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins' forward Tom Kuhnhackl during Friday's Game 2, the department announced on Saturday.

"I'm just proud of the leadership he showed coming back and trying to play and make a difference".

On Monday, the Blue Jackets announced Warenski is out for the rest of the series, which might last one more game, as Pittsburgh scored nearly immediately after Warenski went down, and won the game 5-4 in overtime.

Brandon Dubinsky - The Columbus centre scored a goal and added an assist, and had team-best possession stats (32 for, 24 against, 57.1 CF%, 19-14 scoring chances), going head-to-head with Sidney Crosby, but was victimized on the overtime victor, standing in front of the Columbus net, but not close enough to deter the game-winning pass by Crosby or shot by Guentzel.

Pittsburgh has comfortably won the first two games in this series, but I think Columbus will bounce back today.

Atkinson picked up his second goal of the game at 5:02, forcing a Crosby turnover and beating Fleury with a backhander.

The Penguins look to continue their dominance and win their third straight game of these playoffs as they are looking very risky and every bit as good as they did to win the Cup past year and with a win here they can start booking their plans for the Eastern Conference semi-finals.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have thrashed the Blue Jackets for two straight games, and Sidney Crosby might be playing the best hockey of his entire career.

Malkin initially had been awarded an assist, so it didn't affect his points total; he led the NHL's playoff scoring race before Monday's games with six - one more than Guentzel, Crosby and Montreal's Alexander Radulov.

Werenski left the game for medical treatment but later returned, only to sit out the overtime because severe swelling prevented him from seeing out of his right eye. But the Capitals should also be better for the adversity they faced early against the Maple Leafs and showing they could avoid panic and respond.

Moving forward in this dance through the playoffs, I haven't any idea what will happen, or even if they will face Washington or Toronto.

"But it's just one game". Unfortunately for San Jose, though, there wasn't much else to be happy about, as the visiting Oilers beat San Jose 1-0. He has four goals on 10 shots in the series and two game-winning goals.

Guentzel, a Hill-Murray graduate, finished the regular season with 16 goals and 17 assists in 40 games, sticking for good at the National Hockey League level after being called up from the minors in mid-January.

After those first 20 minutes, the visitors from Pittsburgh came alive.

This game, and the momentum of the series, hinged on who had the last response in overtime. Rust scores on average every 5.7 games in the regular season.

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