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Capitals and Jets go up three games to two

Pittsburgh Penguins v Washington Capitals - Game Five Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

22-year-old Jakub Vrana made the most of his promotion to the top line alongside Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov, setting up the tying goal and scoring the Game 5 winner as the Washington Capitals skated to a 6-3 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins to take a 3-2 lead in the series and put the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup champions on the brink. The Capitals scored four times in the third period to erase a one-goal deficit.

Rookie Kyle Connor scored two goals and set up another to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 6-2 rout over the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The goals were Connor’s first of the postseason. Connor Hellebuyck made 38 saves for the Jets, who will return home to Winnipeg with a three to two lead in the series.

Today’s games

Boston at Tampa Bay 3:00 p.m. NBC (Lightning lead series 3-1)

Vegas at San Jose 7:30 p.m. NBCSN (Golden Knights lead series 3-1)

2018 IIHF World Championship

Saturday’s results

Group A

Switzerland 3, Austria 2 (OT)

France 6, vs Belarus 2

Czech Republic 3, Slovakia 2 (OT)

Group B

Norway vs Latvia 3, Norway 2 (OT)

Finland 8, South Korea 1

  • Harri Sateri stopped eight of the nine shots he faced in the game. Michael Swift was the only South Korean skater who was able to solve Florida’s third string goalie.

United States 4, Denmark 0

Today’s games

Group A

Austria vs Russia (Dadonov, Mamin) 6:15 a.m.

Sweden vs Czech Republic 10:15 a.m.

Slovakia vs Switzerland 2:15 p.m.

Group B

South Korea vs Canada (Ekblad) 6:15 a.m.

Germany vs. Norway 10:15 a.m.

Latvia vs Finland (Sateri) 2:15 p.m.