Wednesday's NHL playoff round up

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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 post-season trip.

 

BLACKHAWKS 4, BLUES 3, OT

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and Chicago beat St. Louis to even the first-round playoff series at two games apiece.

Kane carried the puck down the left side as teammates Ben Smith and Brandon Saad rushed toward the net, and beat Ryan Miller with a well-placed wrist shot for his 32nd career post-season goal.

Bryan Bickell tied it for defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago with 3:52 left in regulaton after the Blackhawks blew a 2-0 second-period lead. Andrew Shaw also scored, Jonathan Toews had two assists and Corey Crawford made 30 saves.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for St. Louis, and Maxim Lapierre added a goal.

Game 5 is Friday night in St. Louis.

 

STARS 4, DUCKS 2

DALLAS (AP) — 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.

Dallas captain Jaime Benn scored off a faceoff only 27 seconds into the second period, his third goal in the series. Vernon Fiddler tied it at 6:33 of the second.

Organizations: NHL, Penguins, Blackhawks

Geographic location: St. Louis, Dallas, Anaheim

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