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Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Third Period Thread

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Third period thread.

Columbus Blue Jackets v Washington Capitals - Game Five Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Capitals got on their horse first to start the second period.

After a critical Columbus mistake at center ice, Evgeny Kuznetsov led Washington on a 3-on-1 the other way. Kuzy called his own number, ripping a snipe past Sergei Bobrovsky and into the net to make it 2-1 Caps.

But just minutes later, T.J. Oshie got caught flat-footed at center ice, and Columbus’ Matt Calvert got loose and past him for a breakaway. Calvert cashed in, and this game was tied 2-2.

But with three minutes left in the period and the Caps on a power play, John Carlson blasted a slapper from the point that T.J. Oshie redirected in to give the Capitals a 3-2 lead at the break.

Third period ahead...