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Favorable Overtime Bounce Puts Capitals Back in Series against Blue Jackets

There’s always a chance something can happen whenever you throw the puck on net. Lars Eller took a shot and it went off Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski and into the net with 11 minutes remaining in double overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Columbus still leads series 2-1.

The first three games of this series went into overtime. Ever since 2008, the Washington Capitals have played in 34% of playoff games that have went to overtime.

Tom Wilson scored on a deflection in the second period for the Capitals. Brett Connolly originally made it 2-0 Washington in the second, but Columbus challenged the play for offsides and they won the challenge.

The Blue Jackets tied it at one later in the second-period on a goal scored by Pierre-Luc Dubois. John Carlson scored a power-play goal later in the second for the Capitals.

Artemi Panarin tied the game at two in the third for the Blue Jackets and the rest was history. Both goalies played well. Sergei Bobrovsky made 42 saves for Columbus and Braden Holtby made 33 saves for Washington. Game 4 is on Thursday Night in Columbus.

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