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NHL Playoff 2019 Roundup: Columbus and New York sweep, overtime in St. Louis, and a Vegas shutout

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NHL Playoff 2019 Roundup: Columbus and New York sweep, overtime in St. Louis, and a Vegas shutout

Monday night's insanity of Cale Makar's first NHL goal, the Carolina Hurricanes shutting out the Caps, and the Toronto Maple Leafs holding on to take a 2-1 series lead is hard to top. But Tuesday provided two sweeps, a shutout, and an overtime that tied a series.

Here's everything you need to know about Tuesday's games from around he league.

Columbus Blue Jackets sweep Presidents Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning with 7-3 win

The Columbus Blue Jackets went all-in at the trade deadline and it paid off. The Blue Jackets pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NHL playoff history, and the Vegas oddsmakers had them at 40/1 to win the Stanley Cup.

The Blue Jackets wasted no time pulling ahead, with two quick goals from Alexandre Texier and Pierre Luc-Dubois.

Tampa battled back with goals from Steven Stamkos, Cedric Pauquette, and Brayden Point to tie the game at three after Cam Atkinson gave Columbus another lead. But Oliver Bjorkstrand's power play goal was the difference maker.

The Jackets added insurance goals from Artemi Panarin, Texier, and Matt Duchene for their first playoff series win in franchise history.

New York Islanders eliminate Pittsburgh Penguins in 3-1 win

The Islanders would get the series sweep, but the Penguins wouldn't go down without a fight.

Jake Guentzel scored the opening goal 35 seconds into the game.

But the Isles stormed back, and Jordan Eberle scored the tying goal just a minute and a half later, while Brock Nelson gave New York the lead at the end of the first period.

The Penguins couldn't solve Robin Lehner, and the Isles completed the sweep. It's their first playoff series win since the 2015-16 season and first sweep since the 1982-83 season when they won the Stanley Cup.

Kyle Connor wins it for the Winnipeg Jets in overtime 2-1

St. Louis Blue rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington had never lost back-to-back games, but the Jets have finally figured Binnington out.

After a scoreless first and second period, the Blues capitalized on a power play when Vladimir Tarasenko roofed it.

The Jets responded when Mark Scheifele redirected a Kyle Connor pass to the slot.

Connor got the winner off a mad scramble in front six minutes into the overtime period.

Neither the Blues nor the Jets have won on home ice and the series is tied 2-2 heading back to Winnipeg.

Marc-Andre Fleury gets 5-0 shutout against San Jose Sharks

The Vegas Golden Knights took a 3-1 series lead with opening goals from Max Pacioretty and Shea Theodore undressing the San Jose Sharks defense.

The Sharks switched out goaltenders to start the second when Aaron Dell came in for Martin Jones, but Vegas would not be denied. Pacioretty scored his second,  and Alex Tuch and Jonathan Marchessault added insurance goals.

The shutout is Marc-Andre Fleury's first of this series, and the Sharks must win on Thursday on home ice to stay alive.


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NHL Playoff 2019 Roundup: Blues shutout Sharks 5-0 to win Game 5

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NHL Playoff 2019 Roundup: Blues shutout Sharks 5-0 to win Game 5

The St. Louis Blues won a decisive Game 5 against the San Jose Sharks 5-0, pushing the Sharks to the brink of elimination.

The Blues are now one win away from their first Stanley Cup Final since the 1969-70 season, where they lost to the Boston Bruins in a sweep.

St. Louis started the scoring early when Oskar Sundqvist netted his second goal of the series in the first five minutes of the game. 

Jaden Schwartz then tallied his first goal of the game off a juicy rebound in front of Martin Jones to start the scoring in the second period. It was Schwartz's 10th goal of the playoffs, which tied him for third all-time in Blues history for goals in the postseason.

Vladimir Tarasenko added to the Blues lead off a penalty shot. He's the first player in Blues franchise history to score a penalty shot goal in the playoffs.

Schwartz then added two more goals in the third period for a hat-trick. The first came on a 5-on-3 power play advantage off a scramble in front of the net, and the second came from a backdoor one-timer pass from Tarasenko.

Schwartz now has 12 goals these playoffs, and it's his second hat-trick of the playoffs.

Blues goalie Jordan Binnington recorded 21 saves for a shutout, and he's the first rookie goalie to accomplish that feat for the Blues.


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NHL Playoff 2019 Roundup: Blues pull even with Sharks with 2-1 win

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NHL Playoff 2019 Roundup: Blues pull even with Sharks with 2-1 win

The St. Louis Blues' two-goal first period powered them to a win over the San Jose Sharks, and the series is now tied.

The Blues started with a goal 35 seconds into the game. Ivan Barbashev picked off a Brent Burns exit pass and flung it towards the net for the games opening goal. 

Barbashev is the second Blues player to score in the first minute of a game these playoffs. Jaden Schwartz is the other player.

Tyler Bozak scored the game-winning goal for the Blues on a power play off a scramble in front of the net.

The Sharks responded when Thomas Hertl poked the puck past the goal line after Jordan Binnington thought he had the puck covered. Hertl now has 10 goals this postseason for the Sharks, and the team now features 10 or more players to score 10+ goals in the playoffs for the second time in franchise history.

Binnington's 29 save performance gave him his 10th win of the playoffs, the most of any Blues goaltender in franchise history.