PITTSBURGH SECURE SERIES WIN OVER WASHINGTON
Pittsburgh’s Nick Bonino scored 6:32 into overtime to give the Penguins a 4-3 win over Washington and clinch the hotly-contested NHL Eastern Conference semi-final in six games and eliminate the Stanley Cup title favourites. The Capitals rallied from a three-goal deficit over the final 22 minutes of regulation, but Bonino’s second goal of the playoffs sent the Penguins to the Eastern Conference final against Tampa Bay Lightning.
6:32 The minutes into overtime when Bonino scored
Phil Kessel scored twice for Pittsburgh and Carl Hagelin also found the net to give the Penguins a comfortable 3-0 lead. But TJ Oshie gave the Capitals hope before Justin Williams and John Carlson then scored to force overtime. Bonino then tapped in a rebound for the winner. After scoring his seriesclinching winner Bonino said: “I can’t put it into words right now. I’ve still got chills a little bit. That’s the best feeling in the game. To win a series and have your teammates around you in the corner, it’s pretty fun.”