NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: 5/8/17

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Monday’s Game:

Eastern Conference

  • Washington Capitals 5 – Pittsburgh Penguins 2   (Series tied 3-3)

Highlights:  Andre Burakovsky scored twice, Nicklas Backstrom got his sixth of the playoffs and Washington beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Monday night to force a Game 7 in their Eastern Conference semifinal. Jake Guentzel picked up his playoff-leading ninth goal and Evgeni Malkin added another 52 seconds later late in the third period, but the Penguins were never in it. The Capitals controlled play throughout. Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 21 saves and received little help in front him.

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