Blue Jackets Fall 4-3 in Game One of the Playoffs
The Columbus Blue Jackets came up short against the Pittsburgh Penguins, losing 4-3 on the road in the first game of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The CBJ led 2-1 after the first period, and quickly extended the lead to 3-1 off a shorthanded goal by Derek MacKenzie in the first minute of the second period. However, Pittsburgh answered with two Power Play goals to tie the game at 3-3 going into the third period. Pittsburgh took the lead 4-3 midway through the third period, and Columbus was unable to answer.
The Blue Jackets return to the ice in Pittsburgh at 7:00pm on Saturday, April 19th for the second game of the best of seven series, before returning to Columbus next week for games three and four on Monday April 21st and Wednesday the 23rd.
For ongoing discussion on the Blue Jackets playoff run, CLICK HERE to visit our Messageboard.