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            ***** National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules *****
                            (Wednesday, April 23rd)
 
                   Final Score: Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 3 (OT)
 
 Columbus,  OH  (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick  Foligno's tally at 2:49 of overtime
 gave  the Columbus  Blue Jackets  their first  home playoff  win in  franchise
 history,  a 4-3 triumph over the Pittsburgh Penguins which evened this Eastern
 Conference quarterfinal at two games apiece. Foligno  carried the  puck up the
 left  wing  through the  neutral zone,  in a 1-on-1  with Pens defenseman Matt
 Niskanen,  then released  the puck  below the  circle, where  it dropped  from
 the   glove  hand  of  Marc-Andre  Fleury  and  slid  home.  Fleury  was  also
 responsible  for  a miscue leading to  the hosts' tying goal with 22.5 seconds
 remaining  in regulation.  He headed  behind his  net to  play a  Jack Johnson
 dump-in,  but the  puck hopped  over his  stick and  found Ryan  Johansen, who
 dished  into the  slot for a successful shot by Brandon Dubinsky. Fleury ended
 up   with  42   saves  in  the  crushing  setback,  while  counterpart  Sergei
 Bobrovsky  clocked  in with  22 stops  after giving up  the game's first three
 scores  in a span  of just over five minutes in the first period. Johansen and
 Boone  Jenner notched  the other goals for  the Blue Jackets, who had gone 0-3
 in  Ohio's capital  in the postseason before Wednesday's triumph. Craig Adams,
 Chris Kunitz and  James Neal tallied  for the Penguins, who can steal momentum
 back home in Game 5 on Saturday.
 
 
                        Final Score: Dallas 4, Anaheim 2
 
 Dallas,  TX  (SportsNetwork.com) - The  Dallas Stars  took care of business at
 American  Airlines Center,  winning two straight games on home ice against the
 Anaheim  Ducks to  even their  Western Conference  quarterfinal series  at two
 games apiece. Vernon Fiddler had a goal and an assist as the Stars scored four
 unanswered  goals to  claim a 4-2 victory  in Game 4 on Wednesday. Jamie Benn,
 Cody  Eakin and Alex Goligoski also lit the lamp for Dallas, which had dropped
 Games  1  and 2 in Anaheim.  Kari Lehtonen stopped 21-of-23 shots. Bryan Allen
 and  Patrick  Maroon scored for the  Ducks. Frederik Andersen turned aside 21-
 of-25  shots before being pulled in the third period for Jonas Hiller. Anaheim
 forward  Teemu  Selanne, who  is playing  his final NHL  season, was a healthy
 scratch  for Game  4. The  Ducks, who  lost defenseman  Stephane Robidas  to a
 fractured  right leg in  Game 3, were also without the services of center Ryan
 Getzlaf,  who is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Game 5 is set
 for Friday at Anaheim.
 
 
 
 04/23 23:24:41 ET

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