Blue Jack­ets seek cure for penalty prob­lem

The Columbus Dispatch - - Front Page - By Steve Gorten

WASH­ING­TON — Be­fore a best-of-seven NHL play­off se­ries against the Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals, the Blue Jack­ets stressed they ab­so­lutely couldn’t af­ford to spend much time in the penalty box.

Two games in, the Cap­i­tals have had 13 power plays, yet the Blue Jack­ets have two over­time wins.

“Some­times it doesn’t al­ways go ac­cord­ing to plan, right?” Jack­ets de­fense­man Seth Jones quipped. “We’re play­ing hard. Crap hap­pens out there. But I thought we got timely kills when we needed them.”

None was big­ger than the Jack­ets’ fourth penalty kill of the third pe­riod in Game 2 on Sun­day night, which came with 1:59 left in reg­u­la­tion when Boone Jen­ner was sent off for slash­ing. The Cap­i­tals had scored less than two min­utes ear­lier while de­fense­man

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