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Video: Dubinsky, Johnson combine to give Columbus an early lead

Apr 16, 2014, 8:11 PM EDT

The Columbus Blue Jackets have a long way to gain the franchise’s first-ever win, but they accomplished something already in Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins: they gained the team’s first-ever lead in a playoff game.

(Yes, there have been some lean times for Columbus.)

On the bright side, it was a real beauty, as Brandon Dubinsky and Jack Johnson combined for a fantastic goal that has some overly anxious Penguins fans worried already. (Also, more than a few people are throwing Marc-Andre Fleury under the bus, as people are wont to do.)

Note: Jussi Jokinen tied the game up just as this post was about to be published, so Penguins fans can rest easy … and might want to try to take things in stride.

(And then the Blue Jackets got the lead right back. The playoffs are wild, eh?)

  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Well they can panic some more its 2-1 jackets ahahahahahhh !

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

      Now its 3-1 panic hahahahaha !!

      • hockey412 - Apr 17, 2014 at 8:35 AM






  2. lowenni - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Pittsburgh looks a little sleepy against an underrated Jackets team. Fleury is bailing them out a bit, but the Jackets grind and play too hard to let them off easy.

    • miketoasty - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:27 PM

      Definitely a big issue right now. The Pens D is being outplayed on almost every single play. I have a feeling they will wake up a bit in the second period, not entirely shocked to see this after hearing how much they “cared” about the last couple games in the season.

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:28 PM

      What are you watching fluery looks rattled !

      • lowenni - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:06 PM

        Agreed. When I wrote that he was looking solid, but he’s falling apart a little bit. Has to be worrisome for Pens fans and you can tell the team is wondering if they can trust him to bail them out. This is going to be a very interesting and telling series.

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:13 PM

        your right i dont think bob looks all that great either

      • miketoasty - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:24 PM

        Rattled? You must not watch many penguin games, I haven’t seen him look this calm in a while.

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:32 PM

        Iam use to watching him play the flyers hahahahaha

  3. elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Bonus goals for my enjoyment,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet !!!

  4. statsdolie - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    It’s almost like Pittsburgh thinks they win by just being on the ice. Have to respect the approach Columbus has taken to start the game

  5. hardkor07mn - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Horrible interference calls. You can’t start calling that in the playoffs if you haven’t called it all year

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:47 PM

      Your so right its a tool the NHL uses to keep the Pens relevant in the playoffs,, watch I bet you they get a 5 on 3 before this game is over

    • buckeye044 - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:47 PM

      Columbus is totally outplaying the Pens. Only reason it is tied is 2 questionable penalties.

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:50 PM

      I understand the jackets were the beneficiary of one of those but this favors the pens

  6. bleedrangerblue - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Pitt is being man-handled. Wow!

  7. stixzidinia - Apr 17, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Haha so how did that end up working out you? LOL. Jackets were dominated in periods 2 and 3. Pens should have had 5-6 goals if not for Bob saving them. And of course, bitter Pens haters/Jackets fans whining about the refs. Losers. Funny, I didn’t see Dubinsky called for any of his extra curricular activities that NBC made a little highlight package of. Sutter should have gotten a penalty shot.

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