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Blue Jackets even playoff series with Penguins

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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 and James Neal scored in a span of 5:01 of 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, in the playoffs for only the second time.

at Chicago 4, St. Louis 3 (OT): Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and the Blackhawks evened their 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 Kane beat Ryan Miller with a well-placed wrist shot for the 32nd postseason goal of his career.

Andrew Shaw and Bryan Bickell also scored for defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago.

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