Don't bet on Sergei Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallying to eliminate the Boston Bruins from the Stanley Cup playoffs. McAvoy's teammates praised the blueliner's efforts after the victory, which gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead in their second-round playoff series.
But not to worry, Bruins fans: McAvoy is just "fine".
Columbus will be hosting Game 6 in a must-win situation. Puck drop at Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET.
"I'll take this", Pastrnak said with a smile, "Marchy's a bit crispy tonight".
John Tortorella was not in the mood for "stupid questions" after his Columbus Blue Jackets lost in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.
The Bruins are 18-7 in their last 25 games as a favorite.
This was especially clear to see when he found himself reunited with regular line-mates, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron on Saturday night; putting 7 shots on goal and being rewarded with a pair of goals, including the most important one just over a minute from a looming over-time! "So, if they start feeling it, it's a tall task for the other team".
"I think the reason (the loss) is so disappointing is we had a chance to win that game once we made it 3-3", Duchene said.
The scoring kicked off in the second period for Boston with David Krejci scoring his fourth goal of the Stanley Cups Playoffs 12:13 into the period assisted by Jake DeBrusk and Connor Clifton. It was the second goal of the period for the Czech forward and it capped a burst of five goals in an eight minute span by both teams.
Even if Tortorella is proven right and the Blue Jackets return to TD Garden for Game 7, Boston has won its last two Game 7s on home ice. David Pastrnak scored two goals in the third for the Bruins, including the game-winner with 1:28 remaining.
Artemi Panarin is an elite offensive talent and has been a big part of the Columbus Blue Jackets' surprising playoff run.
Blue Jackets: Averaging 3.3 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.2 penalties and 9.0 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a.928 save percentage.