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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Game 4: Live Score and Highlights

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Carol SchramFeatured ColumnistApril 23, 2014

Three goals in the first period were not enough for the Pittsburgh Penguins to take a stranglehold on their first-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

With a steady, determined effort, the Blue Jackets fought back, taking control of the play and tying the game with 24 seconds remaining in the third period. Nick Foligno scored the game-winner at 2:49 of overtime to send the series back to Pittsburgh tied at 2-2.

Though the Penguins saw signs of life from their stars in the first period, Columbus exhibited a gritty effort the rest of the way.

The turning point was a penalty sequence in midway through the second period, where Lee Stempniak's high-sticking double-minor was amplified by a delay of game call for the puck over the glass. During the ensuing five-on-three, the Blue Jackets narrowed the score to 3-2, then kept pressing until they were able to capitalize on a gaffe by Marc-Andre Fleury with their goalie out for the extra attacker, then score the winner early in the extra frame.

Game five goes Saturday in Pittsburgh.

 

Final Score: Columbus Blue Jackets 4 - Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (OT)

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