Apr 21, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) looks to pass as Columbus Blue Jackets center Derek MacKenzie (24) trails the play during the second period in game three of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014: Brandon Dubinsky lays out Sidney Crosby from behind (GIF)

This series between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins has been insane to say the least as the number of blown leads is about as amazing as the massive hits we’ve been seeing as a result of the pent-up frustration. The Blue Jackets have a reason to be peeved after their epic Game 3 meltdown that saw them surrender a 3-1 lead to the Pens to now trail 2-1 in the series.

One way to beat the Penguins is to get inside their heads and to do that, you have to get physical. Brandon Dubinsky clearly attempted to do that on this hit from behind on Pens captain Sidney Crosby.

Credit: Zombie Prophet

Credit: Zombie Prophet

The hit didn’t do much other than fire Pittsburgh up to score a shorthanded goal, but it’s clear that the blown leads are turning into physical frustration.

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