Blue Jackets 4, Penguins 3 (2OT): Calvert caps rally

Kyle Robertson | Dispatch

Matt Calvert lifts the puck over the outstretched glove of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury 1:10 into the second overtime to help the Blue Jackets defeat the Penguins and tie their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.

PITTSBURGH -- Matt Calvert scored a second-period short-handed goal that shifted momentum last night, but it was his goal early in the second overtime that ended a historic evening for the Blue Jackets at the Consol Energy Center. Calvert was swarmed by teammates after scoring off his own rebound at 1:10 of the second overtime, giving the Blue Jackets a come-from-behind 4-3 victory, the first playoff win in franchise history.

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Blue Jackets notebook: Johnson provides unexpected scoring punch

Kyle Robertson | Dispatch

The Blue Jackets’ Brandon Dubinsky, right, celebrates a third-period goal by Jack Johnson, back left, past goalie Marc-Andre Fleury that tied the score at 3.

PITTSBURGH — Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson doesn’t consider himself to be much of a goal scorer. The score sheets from the first two games of a first-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins would suggest otherwise.

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Michael Arace commentary: With chance to give up, Jackets go on the attack

PITTSBURGH — The Blue Jackets delivered after 14 years of a mostly troubled pregnancy. They earned the first playoff victory in franchise history. They did it on the road, in comeback fashion, against the Pittsburgh Penguins, in double overtime last night. It felt like a breech.

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Bob Hunter commentary: All night games for Ohio State football isn’t so far-fetched

When athletic director Gene Smith was asked if he could see a day when Ohio State will play all of its football games at night, he answered with an emphatic “no.”

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Blue Jays 5, Indians 0: Struggles at plate, in field lead to loss for Indians

Tony Dejak | Associated Press

A frustrated Yan Gomes strikes out against Blue Jays reliever Esmil Rogers in the ninth inning.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nick Swisher admits the Cleveland Indians are scuffling. The veteran first baseman also knows it’s too early in the season to overreact.

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Cubs 8, Reds 4: Cingrani lacks command in loss

Nam Y. Huh | Associated Press

Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco can’t come up with a pop foul by the Cubs’ Starlin Castro in the first inning.

CHICAGO — Tony Cingrani’s lack of control exposed a rusty Cincinnati Reds bullpen. Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers and Mike Olt added a solo shot for the Chicago Cubs, who broke out of a weeklong offensive funk and beat Cincinnati 8-4 yesterday.

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Ohio State: Athletic facilities getting makeovers

With spring practice over, the locker room at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center is off-limits to anyone who isn’t wearing a hard hat. A football helmet doesn’t count. A $2.5 million renovation project for Ohio State’s football practice facility is in the works, the aim of which is to keep the facility among the elite nationally. Though some remodeling was done during an expansion in 2006, the locker room has been relatively unchanged since the primary building opened in 1987.

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Mud Hens 8-7, Clippers 1-6: Martinez’s homers sink Clippers in doubleheader sweep

J.D. Martinez said hello to the Clippers four times yesterday in a distinctive manner that Toledo Mud Hens manager Larry Parrish has grown to love.

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Flyers goaltender Mason rules himself out for Game 2

NEW YORK — After an encouraging one-hour workout on Friday, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason had a setback yesterday and will miss Game 2 of a first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers today at Madison Square Garden.

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Crew 1, United 1: Trapp opens door that allows Crew to record tie

Eamon Queeney | Dispatch

D.C. United’s Eddie Johnson, left, and Giancarlo Gonzalez of the Crew leap for a header in the first half. Gonzalez earned a yellow card later in the game.

For 90 minutes, D.C. United frustrated, cajoled and generally outplayed the Crew last night. One play by Wil Trapp negated all of that. With the Crew down a man for the final nine minutes plus stoppage time, a fantastic play by Trapp led to a Hector Jimenez goal that resulted in a 1-1 tie in front of 11,437 fans at Crew Stadium.

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