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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.