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Video: Adams sparks Penguins run with shorthanded goal

Apr 23, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT

The Columbus Blue Jackets had scored two shorthanded goals against Pittsburgh in the first round going into tonight’s contest. Craig Adams even things out early in Game 4 with the Penguins’ second shorthanded marker of the series:

That was the first of three goals Pittsburgh scored within the span of five minutes. That includes goals from Chris Kunitz and James Neal that came just 33 seconds apart.

The question now is if they can hold onto their lead, which is something they’ve had some difficulty doing in this series.

As it is, Columbus was allowed to enter the first intermission on an upbeat note after Boone Jenner scored a power-play goal. That reduced the Penguins lead to 3-1 and in each of the first three games, the team that claimed a 3-1 edge went on to lose the contest.

  1. dropthepuckeh - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    So far in the 1st period we had a Kunitz dive, a Neal hit from behind not called and Crosby whining to the refs for calls. Penguins hockey at its best!

    • buckeye044 - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:14 PM

      that’s all to be expected. But they have also picked up their game.

    • 6superbowls - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:27 PM

      The call on Kunitz was a compete joke. Like you.

  2. drewzducks - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:19 PM

  3. westinpat - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    I thought Niskanen was suppose to be bad at darts.

  4. sjsharks66 - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Dropthepuck please say you are a Flyers or Bruins fan.

    • 6superbowls - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:59 PM

      Bruins troll

    • 6superbowls - Apr 24, 2014 at 11:13 AM

      Not sure why I get all the thumbs down for speaking the trutth?

  5. esracerx46 - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Not that I really care, but what happened to the no tuck enforcement? I’ve seen it enforced once all year and am currently looking at Malkin’s fight strap. Letang is also tucked on both sides but not as bad.

    • sjsharks66 - Apr 23, 2014 at 9:22 PM

      I think they finally realized they were drinking when they made the tuck rule. It’s been let go since like November. haha

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 23, 2014 at 9:49 PM

        And I hope they soon sober up further and get rid of the stupidtrapezoid (yes, one word) and the stupid no stick breaking rules.

  6. nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 23, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    OMG, Fleury strikes again!!!!! Great time for cranial vapor lock. OT. Sheesh.

  7. bsfan77 - Apr 23, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    This guy shouldn’t be in the cage. 2 of his own D and a foward right there and he has to be a hero and play the puck. The sport shrink didnt work I guess.

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