NHL Playoffs 2018: Blue Jackets' Anderson ejected, Capitals respond with two quick goals

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Josh Anderson (Getty Photographs)

On the identical night time the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Drew Doughty one recreation for an unlawful examine to the top of Golden Knights ahead William Service, one other harmful play occurred within the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Hulking Blue Jackets winger Josh Anderson acquired a 5-minute boarding main and a recreation misconduct when he ran Michal Kempny into the boards after the Capitals defenseman turned to play the puck behind Washington’s internet. Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella disagreed with the calls, refusing to take heed to an evidence from  the referee.

The play occurred at 17:23 of the primary interval within the collection opener at Capital One Area on Thursday. The sport was scoreless on the time of the penalties, however the Capitals shortly took benefit of the 5-minute energy play, scoring twice inside the first minute of the key penalty.

Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov, who was second on the Caps with 27 goals and eighty three factors this season, scored each of the goals — simply 29 seconds aside — at 17:fifty two and 18:21 because the Blue Jackets fell right into a 2-zero gap. Columbus did kill off the rest of the 5-minute main towards Anderson.

Kempny remained down on the ice for an prolonged interval earlier than skating off underneath the help of the staff’s coach who held a towel towards the defenseman’s head. He didn’t return to the sport.