Thursday’s NHL roundup: Oshie hat trick lifts Capitals
Washington – — T.J. Oshie completed a hat trick in overtime to give the Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Penguins on Thursday night in a classic start to the highly anticipated second-round playoff series between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.
Oshie’s wraparound goal 9:33 into overtime of Game 1 stood up after video review once it was definitively shown that the puck went over the goal line.
Vezina Trophy finalist Braden Holtby made 42 saves, and Andre Burakovsky also scored for the Capitals.
Pittsburgh’s Matt Murray stopped 43 shots. Ben Lovejoy, Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bonino scored for the Penguins, who will try to even the series Saturday night in Game 2.
Ovechkin assisted on Oshie’s second goal, while Crosby was on the ice for three goals against. This is the first playoff meeting between the 2004 and 2005 No. 1 picks since 2009.
Tough guy Colton Orr has retired after nine years in the NHL.
Orr played for Boston, the N.Y. Rangers and Toronto. He had 12 goals and 12 assists, but his fighting ability won him a regular job.
He had back-to-back 82-game seasons with the Rangers in 2008-09 and Maple Leafs in 2009-10.
For his career, he piled up 1,186 penalty minutes.
... Boston’s Patrice Bergeron, Anaheim’s Ryan Kesler (Livonia) and Los Angeles’ Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward.