"Pittsburgh" lost in series of the first round of "Columbus blue Jackets" only one match, and now completed the series with a comfortable win on home ice with the account 5:2. The penguins quickly got a comfortable advantage — the first goal was scored by Phil Kessel, then a brace Brian Rast. Goals from William Karlsson and Boone Jenner for some time returned intrigue, but in the third period, the ice masters restored their advantage to two goals thanks to goals by Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson.

Evgeni Malkin scored points in three assists of his team and now his score is 11 (2 9) points and this is the best result among the scorers in this season's Stanley Cup. We add that the Russian forward "Pittsburgh" got points in all five games of the playoffs.

In the quarterfinals, and "Nashville Predators", having their "Chicago Blackhawks" — this is the main sensation of the playoffs. The end to opposition was put this night on ice Nashville, where the predators won with a score of 4:1.

"Edmonton oilers" in native walls snatched victory from the "San Jose sharks" and went ahead in the series 3-2. "Oil industry workers" took the lead in the first period after a shot by Patrick maroon. Guests at the expense of the three goals in the second third of the match got a comfortable lead 3:1 but in the third period the hosts ice managed to win thanks to goals from Mark to Letestu and Oscar Klefbom. In the overtime, which lasted until the 19th minute, the David Deane— 4:3.

"Montreal Canadiens" twice led at home with "new York Rangers", but eventually lost in overtime — 2:3. Same score now in the series, where he leads the "Rangers".

The Stanley Cup-2017. 1/8 finals:

The Pittsburgh Penguins — Columbus Blue Jackets 5:2 (1:0, 2:2, 2:0)
1:0 — Kessel (Schultz, Malkin) — 09:07 (5x4)
2:0 — Rast (Kessel, Malkin) — 21:07 (5x5)
3:0 — Rast (Hansi) — 23:50 (5x5)
3:1 — Karlsson (Gagne) — 29:30 (5x5)
3:2 — Jenner (Jones, Atkinson) — 32:24 (5x4)
4:2 — Crosby (Malkin, Kessel) — 45:31 (5x4)
5:2 — Wilson (Daly, Shiri) — 46:22 (5x5)
Account in the series: 4-1.

Nashville Predators — Chicago Blackhawks 4:1 (0:0, 1:0, 3:1)
1:0 — Jose (Ellis, Johansen) — 29:41 (5x5)
2:0 — Sissons (Arvidsson, Ellis) — 48:52 (5x5)
3:0 — Jose (Sissons, Watson) — 50:21 (5x5)
3:1 — Jonathan toews (Panarin, Kane) — 54:42 (5x4)
4:1 — Arvidsson (Forsberg, Subban) — 58:12 (en).
Account in the series: 4-0.

Edmonton oilers — San Jose sharks 4:3(1:2, 1:1, 1:0, 1:0)
1:0 — Maroun (Benning) — 05:28 (5x5)
1:1 Beaker (Terni, sørensen) — 10:12 (5x5)
1:2 — Marlo (Thornton, Dillon) — 15:52 (5x5)
1:3 — Shlemko (Becker, ward) — 28:38 (5x5)
2:3 — Letestu (Dreiseitl, Connor McDavid) — 38:33 (5x4)
3:3 — Klefbom (Deane, Benning) — 57:14 (5x5)
4:3 — Deane (Dreiseitl, Secker) — 78:15 (5x5)
Account in the series: 3-2.

Montreal Canadiens — new York Rangers 2:3(2:1, 0:1, 0:0, 0:1)
1:0 — Lehkonen (Beaulieu, Galchenyuk) — 12:07 (5x5)
1:1 — Fast (Sibanga) — 15:56 (4x5)
2:1 — Gallagher (Markov, Lehkonen) — 16:20 (5x4)
2:2 — Shay (Nash, Weight) — 38:28 (5x5)
2:3 — Sileneced (KREIDER) — 74:22 (5x5).
Account in the series: 2-3.