Apr 23, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky (17) celebrates a game tying goal with 24 seconds left in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins in game four of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014, Blue Jackets vs. Penguins final score: Columbus evens series with 4-3 overtime win

The Columbus Blue Jackets looked like they were going to take a surprising 2-1 series lead when they took a comfortable lead against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of their series this week but that quickly evaporated and turned into a 4-3 loss.

Any hopes of bouncing back in Game 4 go off to a rocky start as the Pens leaped out t a 3-0 lead thanks to three goals being scored in the span of under five minutes. But as we’ve seen so many times before in this series, no lead is safe and the game truly isn’t over until the final horn blows.

That was the case yet again on Wednesday night as the Blue Jackets hung in until the very end and ended up tying the game on an improbable goal caused by Marc Andre-Fleury falling down behind his net with just seconds left and Brandon Dubinsky tied things up.

From then on, the building was rocking with Blue Jackets fans and the momentum was all on Columbus. It took not long at all for Marc Andre-Fleury’s confidence to be rocked to the point where he gave up a laser shot to win the game for the Jackets.

Credit: Zombie Prophet

Credit: Zombie Prophet

This series has shown a pattern of heartbreak as every single game has ended in a 4-3 score but the only tally that matters right now is this series is tied 2-2 heading back to Pittsburgh.

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