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Vrana makes most of promotion, Caps win to put Pens on brink

Vrana makes most of promotion, Caps win to put Pens on brink

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Vrana makes most of promotion, Caps win to put Pens on the brink

Washington (AP) - Jacob Grudge tried to advance with the remaining 4:38, Bradman Holtby saved 35 and Washington's capitals beat Pittsburgh Penguin 5-3 to win the game 5-3 on Saturday night to beat 3-2 He defended consecutive Stanley Cup champions on the verge of elimination and elimination.

Glenn saw coach Barry Trots looking like a genius moving to the top line with Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov, replacing Devantie Smith-Peli in the second period. In the third place, Vrana bounced against Kuznetsov for the 52-second break in Washington's Tying goal and finished with Ovechkin for the winner of the game.

The. capitals have advanced for the first time in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in the Ovechkin era and since 1998 they won in general when they reached the final of the Stanley Cup. If they win Game 6 on Monday in Pittsburgh, they can face the winner of the Tampa Bay-Boston series.

They. are in penguins for the power of Ovechkin's crime, and because of Holtby, who kept them in the game for a long time after the penguin was pressured. In the second period, when Holtby was out of the capital 18-5, Holt was at his best performance.

John Carlson and Brett Connolly split 33 seconds for Washington for the first time, finishing with the goal of Jamie Olexiac of Pittsburgh. Many fines allowed Sydney Crosby and Patrick Hornquist to score goals of power, which extend to the penguins until the change of Trots did not pay dividends with the help of Vrana.

Washington kept Pittsburgh on edge for the third time despite playing without center-back Nicklaus Backstrom. With Lars Allar double transfer, the Capitals took control of the game and put it in the empty networks by TJ. Oshi and Aller.

Capitol took the 3-2 lead in the penguin series for the first time in four playoffs in 2009. They needed to erase 3-1 losses to force Game 7 to last year.

Notes: Matt Murray scored four goals for 30 shots on the net for Pittsburgh. ... In addition to Carlson and Connolly, the 33-second goal was the second fastest in Capital Playoff history behind Craig Laughlin and Dave Christian (32 seconds) in 1984. ... Crosby broke a tie with all the penguins, with his ninety-sixth position in the list of postseason goals, Jaromir Jagger. For most of the history of the franchise,

Crosby Mario Lemièx has 10 shies. ... Carlsen is the third asset in defense number 36 and more than 10 power play points in the playoffs. There has been no rescue in the most cases since Niclas Lidstrom and Sergey Gonchar in 2009. ... Oleksiak's goal was his first point in 11 postseason games.

Follow hockey writer Stefan Veyono on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SWhyno

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