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Penguins look to regain upper hand against surging Blue Jackets as Game 5 looms

Friday, 04.25.2014 / 4:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Penguins look to regain upper hand against surging Blue Jackets as Game 5 looms

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins say they have to ramp up the intensity as their first round playoff series against Columbus heads to Game 5 on Saturday night.

The Blue Jackets tied the series at two games each with a 4-3 overtime victory on Wednesday night. Columbus rallied from a three-goal deficit, marking the fourth straight game a team came back from at least two goals down to win.

Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma called out his team after the loss, saying he needs to see the club play at a higher level.

Star centre Sidney Crosby agreed. The NHL's leading scorer during the regular season has yet to score a goal in the playoffs. Crosby says he would like to start producing more scoring chances, and the goals will likely follow.

Quote of the Day

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday