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The fans at Nationwide Arena react to Nick Foligno scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Penguins. The 4-3 victory evened up the best-of-seven series at 2-2.

Posted on Apr 24, 2014 0 Comments

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Blue Jackets 4, Penguins 3 (OT): A night to remember

Kyle Robertson | Dispatch

The Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno takes a victory slide as he and the home crowd in Nationwide Arena revel in his winning goal.

The Blue Jackets’ dressing room was pulsing with energy and breathing the fresh air of new life. With 23.2 seconds left in regulation, Brandon Dubinsky scored an improbable goal to force overtime in Game 4 of a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Jackets were resting and regrouping for overtime. That’s when Nick Foligno stepped forward.

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Blue Jackets notebook: Fleury rues mistake on Dubinsky’s goal

Adam Cairns | Dispatch

The Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson (13) celebrates Brandon Dubinsky's goal that tied the score at 3 with 23 seconds left in regulation.

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stepped out of his net and back onto the hot seat last night at Nationwide Arena. His decision to leave his crease and play a puck behind his net with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation of the Blue Jackets’ 4-3 overtime victory was worthy of immediate second-guessing.

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NFL: Browns open at Steelers; Bengals play three at night

The Cleveland Browns open the Mike Pettine era at Pittsburgh on Sept. 7, and the Cincinnati Bengals have primetime games against Denver on Monday Night Football and New England on Sunday Night Football in 2014 schedules released by the NFL last night.

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Indians 5, Royals 3: Kipnis delivers big hit

CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis drove in Nick Swisher with a two-out double in the seventh inning, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals last night.

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Reds 5, Pirates 2: Simon continues run of effective starts

Gene J. Puskar | Associated Press

Ramon Santiago of the Reds is greeted by Joey Votto after scoring on a throwing error in the fifth inning.

PITTSBURGH — Alfredo Simon pitched into the seventh inning despite erratic control, Jay Bruce drove in a run for a fifth consecutive game and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 last night.

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Michael Arace commentary: Umberger deserves to savor Blue Jackets' historic win

The Blue Jackets might have more games like Game 4 of their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It is entirely possible — likely, even — that it will be surpassed in terms of drama, emotion and triumph. Yet the historical importance of what happened last night will remain a franchise cornerstone for as long as Nationwide Arena stands.

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Sports report: Browns dump Kosar as exhibition TV analyst

Former quarterback Bernie Kosar has been removed as color analyst for Cleveland Browns exhibition game telecasts, the team announced yesterday. Veteran commentator Solomon Wilcots will fill Kosar’s role. Jim Donovan will remain the play-by-play voice.

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NCAA: Ohio has big say in Division I changes

Universities in Ohio are well-positioned to influence the NCAA’s plans for how Division I athletics are governed as the college sports system comes under increasing criticism and litigation.

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Men’s tennis: Ohio State top seed in Big Ten tournament

The Ohio State men’s tennis team, which finished 27-3 overall and 11-0 in the Big Ten, earned the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament, which begins on Thursday at Michigan State. The Buckeyes received a first-round bye and will open on Friday in the quarterfinals.

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