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Kristopher Love | 19 April, 2017, 07:18

If the Blue Jackets are going to make a comeback in this a series, they need better play in net from goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, who has allowed six goals on just 60 shots in the first two games.

The Penguins are attempting to take a 3-0 lead in their first-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Sixty-eight seconds later during a power play, Werenski's wrister from the top of the left circle clanged off the bar and into the top of the net to put Columbus up 3-1.

"We know we didn't see their best", forward Max Pacioretty said a day after Montreal's 3-1 win in Game 3.

Radulov, who got the overtime victor in Game 2 on Friday night after Tomas Plekanec tied it with 18 seconds left in regulation, has two goals and three assists in the past two games.

Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said the team now is "like a wounded animal".

"I'm trying to keep up with them for the most part", Crosby said. We just tried to stay in it and give ourselves a chance. "He's stepped up to the plate and delivered for three games straight". His play right now is a continuation of what he did over the second half of the season as his play started to turn around at the start of February.

Charlie Coyle scored for Minnesota, which got 28 saves from Devan Dubnyk. "We got some unfortunate bounces there a couple times". He scored with 2:27 left in the third period of Game 2 to give St. Louis the 2-1 win.

Game 3 between the Penguins and Blue Jackets will be broadcast on CNBC and Sportsnet 360 in Canada. Crosby scored 22 goals on the road this season to match his 22 goals at home.

Columbus Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby made his presence felt by collecting a point on each of his team's first three goals (one goal, two assists) to record his 11th career three-point performance in a playoff game.

Just 18 seconds from trailing 2-0 in this series, the Canadiens have seized the momentum and they expect the Rangers to come out with more intensity in Game 4.