Blue Jackets seek cure for penalty problem
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