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Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in OT, take 2-0 lead

Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in OT, take 2-0 lead

File Photo: St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

UNDATED (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets turned the tables on the Pittsburgh Penguins to pick up their first-ever Stanley Cup playoff victory.

Matt Calvert scored 70 seconds into double-overtime to complete the Blue Jackets’ comeback in a 4-3 win at Pittsburgh. The Jackets rallied from a 3-1 deficit, one game after they blew a 3-1 lead in a 4-3 loss to the Pens in Game 1.

Calvert also sparked the comeback with a goal 7 ½ minutes into the second period. Jack Johnson tied it with 6:01 left in regulation, and Columbus killed a penalty just before Calvert notched his second of the night.

Brian Gibbons scored twice in a 54-second span to put the Penguins ahead 2-0 just 4:24 in.

Game 3 is Monday in Columbus.

The St. Louis Blues head to Chicago after winning a pair of overtime games on home ice in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Barrett Jackman scored 5:50 into OT to complete the Blues’ comeback in a 4-3 triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks grabbed a 3-2 lead on goals by Brent Seabrook and Michel Rozsival (ROH’-sih-vahl) 1:45 apart in the third period. But Seabrook became the goat by drawing a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct, allowing Vladimir Tarasenko to score a power-play goal with 6.4 seconds left.

Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and two assists for the Blues, who next play Monday at United Center.

Colorado also comes away with a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference quarterfinals after winning a pair on home ice. Gabriel Landeskog (LAN’-dehs-kahg) scored a pair of second-period goals to put the Avalanche ahead 3-1 in a 4-2 win over Minnesota. Nathan McKinnon picked up a goal and three assists for the Avs, giving the rookie an NHL record-tying seven points in his first two career playoff games.

Paul Stastny added an empty-netter and set up two goals to back Semyon Varlamov (SEHM’-yahn vahr-LAH’-mahv), who stopped 30 saves to help the Avalanche retain home-ice advantage in the series.

The Wild host Game 3 Monday.

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