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NHL: Columbus beats Pittsburgh in OT for first home playoff victory

Columbus Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky, right, celebrates his game-tying goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

The Associated Press

First published Apr 23 2014 10:45PM
Updated Apr 23, 2014 11:07PM

Columbus, Ohio • Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno’s wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

The Blue Jackets overcame a 3-0 deficit for their first home playoff victory in the franchise’s 13 seasons, sending the series back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Saturday night tied 2-2.

Craig Adams, Chris Kunitz, James Neal scored in a 5:01 span in the first period to stake the Penguins to a 3-0 lead. But Ryan Johansen and Dubinsky each had a goal and an assist and Boone Jenner also scored for Columbus, making only its second postseason trip.

Stars 4, Ducks 2 • In Dallas, Cody Eakin and Alex Goligoski scored 1:22 apart on Dallas’ first two shots in the third period and the Stars beat top-seeded Anaheim in Game 4 to tie the series 2-2.

Game 5 is Friday night in Anaheim, and Game 6 is Sunday in Dallas.

Even without captain Ryan Getzlaf, a surprise late scratch with an upper-body injury, and healthy scratch Teemu Selane, the Ducks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Bryan Allen and Patrick Maroon.

Blackhawks 4, Blues 3 (OT) • In Chicago, Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and Chicago evened its first-round playoff series at two games apiece.

Kane carried the puck down the left side and beat Ryan Miller with a well-placed wrist shot for his 32nd career postseason goal.

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