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Blue Jackets stun Penguins, tie series at 2-2

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 last 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, James Neal scored in a 5:01 span in 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, making only its second postseason trip.

STARS 4, DUCKS 2

Cody Eakin and Alex Goligoski scored on Dallas’s first two shots in the third period and the Stars beat top-seeded Anaheim in Game 4 to tie the series 2-2.

Game 5 is tomorrow night in Anaheim, and Game 6 is Sunday in Dallas.

Even without captain Ryan Getzlaf, a surprise late scratch with an upper-body injury, and healthy scratch Teemu Selane, the Ducks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Bryan Allen and Patrick Maroon.

Dallas captain Jaime Benn scored off a faceoff only 27 seconds into the second period, his third goal in the series. Vernon Fiddler tied it at 6:33 of the second.

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