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Calvert scores early in 2nd overtime; Blue Jackets stun Penguins 4-3 to even series

Saturday, 04.19.2014 / 11:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Calvert scores early in 2nd overtime; Blue Jackets stun Penguins 4-3 to even series

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - 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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