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Morning jam: Jackman's first was precious

Blues 2, Kings 1 (Blues lead 2-0)

* Blues: won 2 straight vs Kings after losing previous 8 meetings (reg & postseason)

* Blues: 2 goals in 3rd period (trailed 1-0 entering 3rd)

* Barret Jackman (STL): GW goal with 51 seconds left; 1st career playoff goal in 23rd career playoff game

* Kings: lost total of 2 games in 1st 3 playoff rounds last season

Red Wings 5, Ducks 4 (OT) (Series tied 1-1)

* Gustav Nyquist (DET): GW-goal 1:21 into OT (scored with 2 seconds left on power play; 1st career playoff goal

* Johan Franzen (DET): 6th career multi-goal playoff game

* Red Wings: 3rd win in last 15 road playoff games

* Ducks: 3 goals in 3rd period after trailing 4-1; lost 3 of 4 home games vs Red Wings this season (including playoffs)

Senators 4, Canadiens 2 (OTT leads 1-0)

* Senators: outscored Montreal 3-0 in 3rd period; Canadiens had 2nd-best 3rd-period goal differential in regular season (+17)

* Erik Karlsson (OTT): 1 G, 1 A, +3 rating; had just 1 point in playoffs last year

* Craig Anderson (OTT): 48 saves; 5th time in career has made over 40 saves in a playoff game

* MTL: 1-5 on PP; Senators led league in PK this season (88.0 pct)

* Carey Price (MTL): 8th loss in last 12 games dating back to regular season

* FROM ELIAS: Craig Anderson is only the fourth NHL goaltender in the last 30 years to win a non-overtime playoff game while facing 50 or more shots on goal.

Capitals 3, Rangers 1 (WSH leads 1-0)

* WSH: 3 goals during 8:08 span of 2nd period

* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): Goal; 10 G in 20 career playoff games vs NYR; breaks franchise record with 31st career playoff goal (needed 52 games; Bondra played 73)

* Braden Holtby (WSH): stopped 35 of 36 shots

* Carl Hagelin (NYR): 1st career playoff goal

In Washington’s 3-1 win over the Rangers, Alex Ovechkin scored his 31st career playoff goal, passing Peter Bondra for most playoff goals in Capitals franchise history. Ovechkin needed 52 games to score 31 goals; Bondra tallied his 30 playoff goals with Washington in 73 games.

Most Playoff Goals, Capitals History

Alex Ovechkin 31

Peter Bondra 30

Dale Hunter 25

Dino Ciccarelli 21