Liriano struggles in loss to Padres

Padres 5 – Pirates 4

Francisco Liriano walked 5 and allowed 4 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings as the Pirates (7-7) blew a 3-0 lead in a 5-4 loss to the Padres (5-9) on Tuesday night.

Things went south for Liriano and the Pirates in the fourth inning when Wil Myers and Derek Norris each hit 2-run homers off Liriano in consecutive innings as the Pirates lead evaporated.

The Pirates racked up 11 hits in the loss but were 3-15 with RISP. Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer each had two hits.


Penguins Take 2-1 Series Lead

Penguins 3 – Rangers 1

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Matt Cullen scored the go-ahead goal 4:16 into the third period off a Rangers miscue and Kris Letang added an empty net goal late in the third as the Penguins defeated the New York Rangers 3-1 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 series lead.

The Penguins trailed 1-0 until late in the second period and struck on the power play when Sidney Crosby deflected a Phil Kessel pass with 48 seconds left in the period past Henrik Lundqvist to tie the game at 1-1 after forty minutes.

Matt Murray making his first career post-season start made 16 saves on 17 shots.

Pittsburgh out-shot the Rangers 31-17 and out-attempted New York 58-42.


Olli Maatta in; McDonagh back in the lineup vs NYR

Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will stay in the lineup. The only lineup change for Pittsburgh is Matt Murray in goal.

Scratches for Penguins: Justin Schultz, Derrick Pouliot, Oskar Sundqvist, Beau Bennett, Marc Andre Fleury

Ryan McDonagh is back in the lineup for the Rangers


Matt Murray vs Henrik Lundqvist

Game 3 Starters


Capitals take 3-0 series lead

Capitals 6 – Flyers 1

The Washington Capitals scored a franchise record five power play goals in a 6-1 thrashing of the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 3 to take a commanding 3-0 series lead. Washington became the first team since 1997 to score five PPG’s in a playoff game.

  • Alexander Ovechkin: 2 Goals
  • John Carlson: 1 Goal, 2 Assists
  • Braden Holtby: 31 Saves