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Video: Blue Jackets jump to early two-goal lead

Apr 21, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT

The Columbus Blue Jackets won their first playoff game in franchise history on Saturday. They would like to follow that up with their first postseason victory on home ice tonight.

Columbus got things started on a high note when Boone Jenner scored just 1:38 minutes into the contest. It was the 20-year-old rookie forward’s first career playoff goal.

Jack Johnson gave the Blue Jackets a 2-0 lead less than two minutes later and the Blue Jackets quickly followed that up by killing a two-minute holding penalty against David Savard.

There’s still a lot of time left in this game and the series, but Pittsburgh began the first round as the heavy favorites against the inexperienced Blue Jackets. Now it looks like this series could go either way.

Before the contest began, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones talked about the possibility of Columbus pulling off an upset:

  1. buckeye044 - Apr 21, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    the Jennerator!

    • letsgopens8771 - Apr 21, 2014 at 7:43 PM

      Get out of my face. I’m not giving your goofy squad of hacks an ounce of credit because they deserved to lose the other night and they are just happy to make the playoffs. Last year I gave Boston credit but I am done. The team that scores first loses so watch out.

      • bsfan77 - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:01 PM

        Jackets want it more. Crosby need to learn to back check. Good goals for a team jumping on break downs in D.

      • jaguar0413 - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:10 PM

        Why so serious???

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:26 PM

        your a maddy

      • letsgopens8771 - Apr 21, 2014 at 10:12 PM

        What did I say. They got it done. A great one definitely.

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:40 PM

      Watch the pens will loose it you can see the frustration building its a beautiful thing to watch

      • wettwork - Apr 22, 2014 at 9:38 AM

        Well then your a dumbass ’cause until u get 87 & 71 taking retaliatory penalities then what u think u nay be seeing ain’t frustration – jeez win 1 play-off game in franchise history and think y’all are able to trash talk ? I dnt think so and we lost game 2 y’all didn’t win it as much –

  2. r8rbhawk - Apr 21, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    Rebooting a joke from Mr. Halford which was classic, looks like we are due for another helping of the Marc-Andre Fleury Springtime Crumble.

  3. sixchr - Apr 21, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Dumpster Fire in Pittsburgh… again.

  4. penguins87and71 - Apr 21, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Whatever, I’m so done with this stupid team. You have arguably the best top two lines in the NHL, but what good does it do when you don’t work hard. Same old crap with this team.

    • letsgopens8771 - Apr 21, 2014 at 7:44 PM

      What’s the problem?…



      • jaguar0413 - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:12 PM

        Welcome to my world #capitalsproblems

    • sportsfaninyyc - Apr 21, 2014 at 7:56 PM

      Ultimate fair-weather fan.

      • letsgopens8771 - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:23 PM

        You can have your opinion of me I don’t care but you can’t overlook how Bylsma has performed in the playoffs. 37-30? Give me a break. Not 1 damn adjustment on is part.

    • flyerspsu - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:37 PM

      a penguins fan giving up and not caring once the going gets rough? who would have thought … biggest joke of a fanbase in the league

      • dirt2013 - Apr 21, 2014 at 10:09 PM

        Without a doubt your fan base is better because the Flyers have not won in 39 years and still have fans.Keep on keeping on…..

  5. buckeye044 - Apr 21, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    officials doing all they can to help the penguins

    • dirt2013 - Apr 21, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      BJ’s only getting called on a fraction of their actual penalties knowing the ref’s will not call them all.

    • wettwork - Apr 22, 2014 at 9:49 AM

      More like the blue coats takin dumbass penalties

  6. dubblelznhell - Apr 21, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Pens need to dump fleury and get a goaltender who will bail out teams who try to make everything look easy and don’t play hard every play

    • sixchr - Apr 21, 2014 at 7:56 PM

      They should have gone after Tim Thomas at the deadline. I felt he would have been a perfect fit for them if they could catch lightning in a bottle with him. It sure as hell would have been a better option than the melting pot they put in net every year.

      • feedmetherock - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:22 PM

        Thomas got shelled down the stretch in Dallas. If it wasn’t for Lehtonen coming back from a nasty hit he took, the Stars most likely don’t make the playoffs and Thomas did nothing to help that.

    • feedmetherock - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM

      Dude, the power play is 1 for its last 13. The all world talent they have on offense looks frustrated and disinterested. Plus the Pens should be up 2-0 in this series if it was for that retard Letang taking the most selfish penalty ever at the end of game 2, which gave CBJ a 5-3.. MAF certainly has his faults.. But it seems like it is more of a team wide collapse and not just Fleury..

    • dirt2013 - Apr 21, 2014 at 10:12 PM

      MAF is not the problem so far in this series.

  7. sportsfaninyyc - Apr 21, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    So far, so good….

  8. bsfan77 - Apr 21, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Here come the comments we love from the fair weather Pitt fans. Way to get behind your team! Thats what happens with top heavy teams. So Crosby gets the most points in the regular season. Where is he and Malkin and that liability Letang when it matters most? Might as well not be on the ice. Dismal pp, pk and play in general. 2 goals in 3 shots for the Jackets. Crosby should take lessons from Bergeron on how to be a 2 way player. Love how Crosby glides behind the play instead of back checking.

  9. buckeye044 - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    haha…..penalties now 4=0

  10. bleedrangerblue - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Pierre Maquirre might as well s$&k off Columbus. We know who he’s rooting for.

  11. feedmetherock - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Problem I see.. The pens do not have a road grader type guy to help out Crosby. All the forwards for the Pens are soft. All the hacks and cross-checks from Dubs.. Where the hell was anyone to destroy Dubinsky? Not even a pens fan.. But still hard to believe that the team allows a guy to take such liberties with their captain without someone to force him to answer the bell

  12. gallyhatch - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Wow, Martin gives Wisnewski a cup check (a la Perry, Lucic, etc) at the 9:20 mark in the 2nd, but no penalty is called. . . . a few minutes later Foligno gets an unsportsmanlike minor for snowing Fleury?

    Sounds about right in today’s playoffs.


  13. buckeye044 - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    welp. didnt want to see that.

  14. amityvillefun - Apr 21, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Wow. Go Blue Jackets!

    How humiliating will it be for Crosby and company to get bumped in the first round by Columbus? Heck, that’s even worse than getting swept by the Bruins.

  15. handsofsweed - Apr 21, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Hubris is a wonderful form of entertainment. Right everyone? Right? This series ain’t over, apparently.

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