Originally posted on PenguinPoop  |  Last updated 4/22/14
WOW. That was my initial reaction to the Penguins’ stunning 4-3 win over Columbus in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Monday night. After spotting the Blue Jackets an early two-goal lead, the Pens erupted for four goals in the final 20 minutes and change to snatch a dramatic victory from the jaws of certain defeat. Just as important, the Pens displayed remarkable resilience and a cast iron chin. They took the Blue Jackets’ best punch and kept on swinging. “We knew they were going to come out hard,” Brandon Sutter said. Boy, did they ever. Boone Jenner and Jack Johnson scored for Columbus before the game was four minutes old, stoking the capacity crowd at Nationwide Arena into a frenzy. The callow young Blue Jackets had the Penguins reeling against the ropes, awaiting the knockout blow. It was gut check time. Instead of dropping to the canvas, the Pens battled back with a savagery that had been missing from their previous efforts. Indeed, if the disastrous Game 2 giv...
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