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Blue Jackets edge Penguins in double overtime thriller

WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer Published: April 20, 2014 4:00 AM
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PITTSBURGH -- Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury stuffed the initial shot by Cam Atkinson but Calvert stood all alone at the left post and wristed a shot into the open net to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at one game each.

Game 3 is Monday in Columbus.

Jack Johnson tied the game with 6:01 left in regulation for the Blue Jackets. Ryan Johansen also scored the first playoff goal of his career for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky overcame a shaky start to finish with 39 saves.

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The game took 3 hours, 31 minutes to complete.

Calvert finished the game with two goals for the Blue Jackets. For Pittsburgh, Brian Gibbons also netted a pair of goals.

For the game, the Blue Jackets scored a single goal in each of the first, second and third periods before breaking through for the winner in the second OT.


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