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.