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PITTSBURGH -- Matt Calverts first career playoff goal gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a badly needed boost. His second ended 4,493 days of futility for a franchise that is quickly morphing from laughingstock to something considerably more potent. Calvert banged his own rebound past Marc-Andre Fleury 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned their first Stanley Cup playoff win with a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Fleury stuffed the initial shot by Cam Atkinson but Calvert stood all alone at the left post. His first shot went into the goaltenders right pad. He roofed his second into the top of the net to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at one game each. Game 3 is Monday in Columbus. "You always dream about being the hero in overtime," Calvert said. "We battled for it and it didnt come easy. We were down a couple goals at different times. The penalty kill was great when it had to be and its just a great feeling right now." The Blue Jackets trailed 3-1 after the first period, but Calverts short-handed goal 7:31 into the second changed the game completely. "It gave hope to our guys," Columbus coach Todd Richards said. "It was 3-1 at the time and we scored to make it 3-2. You could feel it on the bench. After that I felt we played a very strong game." Looked like it. Jack Johnson eventually tied it with 6:01 left in regulation. Ryan Johansen also scored the first playoff goal of his career for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky overcame a shaky start to finish with 39 saves. Brian Gibbons scored twice and Matt Niskanen added his second goal of the playoffs, but Pittsburgh was outplayed for much of the final three-plus periods. Fleury made 41 stops but was helpless on the game-winner. "We have to be better," said Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby, who had two assists but was held without a goal for the second straight game. "Thats really, I think, the bottom line. Right on through, whether its special teams or 5-on-5 we have to be better." The Penguins have dropped four straight home overtime playoff games and blew a chance to take a 2-0 series lead when they failed to bury the Blue Jackets early on. Pittsburgh, the best power play team in the NHL during the regular season, went just 1 for 8 with the man advantage, including 0 for 2 in overtime. Even worse, Columbus has two short-handed goals in as many games. Both teams traded quality chances in the first overtime. Bobrovsky made an excellent blocker save on Crosby racing down the right wing and got a piece of Lee Stempniaks rebound. Fleury stuffed R.J. Umberger from point-blank range earlier in the period. There was no back-and-forth in the second extra session. Brandon Dubinsky started the winning play by finding Atkinson in front and Pittsburghs defence offered little resistance until the puck was on Calverts stick for the winner. "We stuck with it and we just kept playing and kept going and we got a split in Pittsburgh and thats what we wanted," Calvert said. The Penguins knew they couldnt afford a repeat of the first 21 minutes of Game 1, when the Blue Jackets knocked them around while streaking to a two-goal lead before Pittsburgh rallied to escape. This time, the start wasnt the problem for the Penguins. It was everything else. Gibbons scored the first two playoff goals of his career 54 seconds apart -- including a nifty short-handed breakaway in which he undressed Bobrovsky -- to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead before the game was 5 minutes old. The giddiness didnt last long, for the Penguins or Gibbons. Johansen scored before the power play expired and Gibbons, elevated to Pittsburghs top line midway through Game 1, did not return after colliding with Johansen midway through the first period. While a Niskanen shot from the point with 2:08 left in the first restored Pittsburghs two-goal edge, it only seemed to galvanize the Blue Jackets. The Penguins earned back-to-back power plays early in the second period and somehow lost momentum. Some lethargic Pittsburgh passing set up a 3-on-1 short-handed breakaway for the Blue Jackets, with Calvert beating Fleury to bring Columbus within one. The disjointed effort by the Penguins deflated the bench and the building. The wave carried over into the third, with Columbus eventually drawing even on Johnsons power-play goal with 6 minutes to go before Calverts winner gave Columbus a taste of playoff success after 13-plus years of waiting. "Its a big step for us as a group and an organization," Calvert said. "It felt great, and Im sure were going to enjoy it tonight, but its a long series." NOTES: The Blue Jackets scratched forward Nick Foligno once again with a lower body injury but Foligno is optimistic hell be able to return for Game 3. ... Crosbys two assists moved him into third on the teams career post-season scoring list. He now has 108 post-season points, trailing Jaromir Jagr (147) and Mario Lemieux (172). ... Columbus D Fedor Tyutin missed the third period and overtime due to an undisclosed injury. Robert Griffin III Ravens Jersey .Tatjana Haenni, FIFAs head of womens competitions, told a FIFA Live Your Goals Tour news conference Friday that the artificial turf is being tested to make sure it meets standards. John Brown Ravens Jersey .Connor Graham, Alex Lintuniemi and Sam Studnicka also scored for Ottawa (11-8-2). Liam Herbst made 21 saves for the win.Brendan Lemieux had both of Barries (10-10-2) goals. http://www.cheapravensshoponline.com/You...ns-Jersey/ . The Blueshirts hope to stay alive once again when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Sundays Game 6 battle at Madison Square Garden. Willie Snead IV Ravens Jersey . on the 15-day disabled Monday list because of a strained right hamstring. Custom Baltimore Ravens Jerseys . Howard hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.Morgantown, WV (SportsNetwork.com) - With a four-game win streak on the line, the Wofford Terriers will take to the road to face the West Virginia Mountaineers in a non-conference battle at WVU Coliseum Monday. After a loss to Stanford to open the 2014-15 season, Wofford has won nine of its last 10 games, including the last four in a row. The Terriers took down Charleston Southern, 64-58, in their most recent outing. West Virginia sits at 10-1 entering this contest with the No. 22 ranking in the country in tow. The Mountaineers have won three straight games since a tight 74-73 setback against LSU earlier this month. WVU took down NC State, 83-69, in its most recent outing. These two programs have met on the court three times in history, and West Virginia has taken all three of those decisions. At WVU Coliseum, the Mountaineers are 2-0 all-time. The last time these teams met was back in 2005, when West Virginia won, 61-41. Wofford only held a one-point lead (27-26) at halftime over Charleston Southern in the teams last outing, but the Terriers exploded offensively in the second half that allowed them to gain a double-digit lead. Eric Garcia tallied 15 points to lead his Wofford squad, while Spencer Collins chipped in with 11 points and Jaylen Allen netted 10. Wofford shot 42.9 percent from the floor in the win, which included a dismal 4-of-20 mark from 3-point range. The Terriers have prided themselves on playing stellar defense this season, as they allow opponents to score just 58.dddddddddddd0 ppg on 40.9 percent shooting from the floor. Meanwhile on the other end of the court, Wofford is netting 68.4 ppg on 46.1 percent shooting, led by Karl Cochrans 13.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 36 assists and 24 steals. The senior has been dominant for the Terriers in just about every statistical category. Collins checks in behind Cochran in scoring at 11.4 ppg as the only other Wofford player in double-figure scoring. Both West Virginia and NC State shot the ball well from the floor in the Mountaineers win over the Wolfpack Saturday. NC State connected on 55.6 percent of its tries from the floor, while West Virginia hit on 53.4 percent. But the Mountaineers made 31 attempts from the field to NC States 20, which was the difference maker. Juwan Staten had 24 points and six assists to lead the team, while Devin Williams tallied 16 points and eight boards and Jaysean Paige netted 11 before fouling out. West Virginias offense has exploded this season, and enters the game against Wofford netting 78.8 ppg on 41.8 percent shooting. Although opponents are shooting 45.8 percent from the field this season against the Mountaineers, they are only scoring 62.6 ppg. Staten leads the team in scoring with 15.8 ppg, adding in a team-best 47 assists to his resume. Jonathan Holton checks in at 11.5 ppg, and Williams adds in 10.7 ppg. Holton (7.5 rpg) and Williams (7.2 rpg) are ranked one-two on the team in rebounding this season for the Mountaineers. 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