Crosby, Penguins edge Blue Jackets 4-1 for 2-0 series lead

Canadiens 4, Rangers 3, OT: Alexander Radulov scored at 18:34 of overtime to give Montreal a victory over NY in Game 2 of the first-round series.

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) shoots the puck behind Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) for a goal during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 14, 2017.

Giving Crosby any extra motivation doesn't seem wise, especially with Pittsburgh holding a 2-0 series lead.

Game 3 is Sunday night in Columbus. "You feel better about yourself and your game. Its just one game we're talking about, it's game three".

Game 3 is Sunday night in NY. "They're hard to defend. And if those players don't respond the way they're supposed to, he lets them know about it". "That's where they created their second and third chances".

Kuhnhackl practiced on Saturday.

Calvert had received a minor penalty for cross-checking on Friday when he chased down Kuhnhackl away from the play and hit the Penguins forward in the head with his stick, which broke in the process.

The NHL Department of Players Safety scheduled a hearing with Calvert on Saturday. But in two games against Pittsburgh, the Jackets have found the back of the net just twice and are managing, in an admittedly small sample size, a shooting percentage of 3.45% at even strength.

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"To be honest I don't really worry about people looking at me or judging me or trying to decide how they feel about it", Bales said. "We didn't do that for 82 games". I think it's important that we keep our discipline. Columbus is a huge underdog to the reigning Stanley Cup champions and hasn't benefited from much puck luck through the first two games of the opening round. "They're pretty fast. They've got a lot of skill". Good thing we still have him huh?

Fleury has now made 70 saves on 72 shots (.972 save percentage) since taking over for the injured Matt Murray, and may have been flawless in Game 2 had it not been for old pal Ron Hainsey, who deflected a Brandon Saad shot for the Jackets' lone goal. Fleury's 55 playoff wins are one behind Tom Barrasso for the most in team history.

"I thought everybody in our lineup played their (butt) off tonight", Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. "We just went about our business the way we always do, but I wouldn't say it was dispassionate". I deal with them both individually and try to get each of them to be the best version of themselves. Game 3 is Sunday in St. Louis. The period closed out with the Penguins holding a 2-1 lead.

The Rangers were not overly concerned about being outshot 58-38 in Game 2. Seven of those suspensions were for more than one game, including five that went for three or more. If the Sharks are going to regain the lead in this series, they will have to make Edmonton pay for its physical play.

Crosby got his 50th playoff goal.

Mats Zuccarello, Michael Grabner and Rick Nash provided the goals for NY, whose defense let them down as they allowed 58 shots in nearly 80 minutes of play.

"You can't overreact to that", Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. The over/under total for the game is listed at 5.5 goals. "We weren't hungry enough, we got outworked in a lot of areas".

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