Jackets Win First Home Playoff Game In Team History

Apr 24, 2014

Credit Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three goals in the first five minutes of game four of their playoff series against the Blue Jackets in Columbus last night, but the Jackets tied the game in the last seconds of regulation, then scored  in overtime to win by a score of 4-3 and even the best-of-seven series at two games each.

Ryan Johansen, Boone Jenner and Brandon Dubinsky scored the Jackets' first three goals, with the third tally coming when the Pittsburgh goalie left the net unguarded with less than a minute to play. Then Columbus center R. J. Umberger threw himself in front of the oncoming Penguin line to give forward Nick Foligno the space to make a 45-foot wrist shot to secure the win less than 3 minutes into overtime. Foligno says the game showcased the Jackets' strengths.

Though the Jackets were next to last in the league in attendance this season, Foligno was quick to credit the crowd that packed the arena last night for its support.

The game marks the Jacket's first ever playoff win at home. The series now moves back to Pittsburgh for game 5 on Saturday night.