The Columbus Blue Jackets made franchise history on Tuesday by winning their first ever playoff game that did not need extra time. The Blue Jackets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 in game four of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals for their first ever regulation playoff win.
With the victory, the Blue Jackets prevented being eliminated from the playoffs. They still trail the Penguins however three games to one in the best out of seven series.
Four Blue Jackets had multi-point games in their one goal victory. Boone Jenner of Dorchester, Ontario, William Karlsson of Marsta, Sweden and Markus Nutivaara of Oulu, Finland each notched one goal and one assist, while Brandon Saad of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania had two assists. The other Blue Jackets goal scorers were Jack Johnson of Indianapolis, Indiana and Josh Anderson of Burlington, Ontario.
Before Tuesday, the Blue Jackets had won two playoff games, but both came in overtime. In 2014, they lost four games to two to the Pittsburgh Penguins. On April 19, 2014, the Blue Jackets beat the Penguins 4-3 in double overtime on a game winning goal by Matt Calvert of Brandon, Manitoba. On April 23, 2014, the Blue Jackets beat the Penguins 4-3 in overtime on a game winning goal by Nick Foligno of Buffalo, New York. The Blue Jackets played in the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs but were swept by the Detroit Red Wings.