|Columbus Blue Jackets 4 - Pittsburgh Penguins 3 - 2OT|
Series tied at 1-1
After the first 5 minutes of tonight's game, if you had told me the CBJ would win convincingly in overtime I would have laughed at you - after having spit beer out my nose and then slapped you about the head and face. There is getting scored on early, and then there is getting OWNED in the first 20 minutes of a hockey game. It was like the Penguins had the cheat code to "The Blue Jackets - the video game." To watch the first period was like watching a train driver over a cliff. The Penguins had reached into the soul of the Blue Jackets, bathed in their insecurities, and then played them like a break-up tape from an ex-girlfriend on slo-mo repeat. The first period was tough to watch, and full marks go to Dan Bylsma for exploiting the Blue Jackets. You don't often see a mismatch like that in the Stanley Cup Playoffs - that kind of blatant one-sidedness typically happens in Pee Wee tournament on the north side of Detroit.