WASHINGTON -- Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella guaranteed they will force a Game 7 against the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference First Round after a 4-3 overtime loss in Game 5 on Saturday.
Nicklas Backstrom's goal at 11:53 of overtime gave the Capitals their third straight win and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series.
Game 6 is at Columbus on Monday (7:30 p.m. ET; CNBC, SN, TVAS, FS-O, NBCSWA). Game 7 would be at Washington on Wednesday.