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WASHINGTON (AP) Jakub Vrana scored the go-ahead goal with 4:38 remaining Adidas James Neal Jersey , Braden Holtby made 35 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 in Game 5 Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in the second-round series and put the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup champions on the brink of elimination.Vrana, who also had two assists, was moved to the top line alongside Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov in place of Devante Smith-Pelly in the second period. Vrana sprung Kuznetsov for a breakaway on Washington’s tying goal 52 seconds into the third and finished off Ovechkin’s pass for the game-winner.John Carlson and Brett Connolly scored 33 seconds apart in the first period, and T.J. Oshie and Lars Eller added empty-netters late to seal the win and help the Capitals move one victory from advancing to the Eastern Conference final for the first time in the Ovechkin era and first overall since reaching the Stanley Cup Final in 1998.Game 6 is Monday in Pittsburgh.Jamie Oleksiak scored first for the Penguins, and Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist had power-play goalsJETS 6, PREDATORS 2NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Kyle Connor scored two goals and had an assist as Winnipeg pushed Presidents’ Trophy-winning Nashville to the brink of elimination with a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.Now the Jets Adidas Austin Czarnik Jersey , who just won their first playoff series in the first round, will have a chance to clinch a spot in their first Western Conference final Monday night in Game 6 back in Winnipeg.Connor Hellebuyck made 38 saves for the Jets.Dustin Byfuglien and Mark Scheifele each had a goal and an assist, and Paul Stastny and Mathieu Perrault also scored as the Jets got four goals on 14 shots in the second period. Blake Wheeler also had three assists, and Nikolaj Ehlers added two.Yannick Weber and Ryan Johansen each scored for Nashville. Pekka Rinne, Nashville’s Vezina Trophy finalist, was pulled for the third time this postseason after giving up six goals on 26 shots. PITTSBURGH (AP) Evgeny Kuznetsov’s breakway goal 5:27 into overtime gave the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 on Monday night, and a berth in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 20 years.Kuznetsov took a lead pass from Alexander Ovechkin and tucked the puck by Matt Murray to end Pittsburgh’s two-year reign as Stanley Cup champions and propel the Capitals into the NHL’s final four for just the third time in franchise history.Braden Holtby stopped 21 shots for the Capitals Adidas Elias Lindholm Jersey , who will face Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference finals. Alex Chiasson scored his first playoff goal in four years during a taut, tight contest through regulation.Kris Letang scored for the Penguins and Murray finished with 28 saves but couldn’t close his legs fast enough to stop Kuznetsov’s forehand flick from in close as Pittsburgh’s bid at becoming the first team in 35 years to win three consecutive Cups came to an abrupt end.PREDATORS 4, JETS 0WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Filip Forsberg had two goals and an assist, Pekka Rinne stopped 34 shots for his second shutout of the playoffs, and Nashville forced a decisive Game 7 in its Western Conference semifinal series with Winnipeg.Viktor Arvidsson also scored twice, including a late empty-netter Adidas Tyler Graovac Jersey , and added an assist for the Predators. Roman Josi and Ryan Johansen each had two assists.Connor Hellebuyck stopped 25 shots for the Jets.Game 7 is Thursday at Nashville, Tennessee, with the winner advancing to face the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference final.This back-and-forth series has yet to see a team win consecutive games.
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