Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh
Columbus gave up three goals in the third period for a 4-3 loss
Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky (72), of Russia, makes a save as teammate Jack Johnson, right, tries to clear Pittsburgh Penguins' Lee Stempniak from in front of the net during the first period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game Monday, April 21, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio.
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By Rick Gethin
One: The team that takes a 3-1 lead in a game to this point in the series goes on to lose. The Blue Jackets had a 3-1 lead at 1:04 of the 3rd. Also, all three games have ended with a score of 4-3. Iâm not advocating a slow start, but something has to change.
Two:Boone Jenner is a full-on BEAST. Heâs using his body to play a physical game that is frustrating the Penguins players. Not only does he draw penalties, but his opponents canât seem to get the puck away from him all that often. This kid will be scary good with a few more years of experience.
Three:Sergei Bobrovsky has to be better. A couple of the Penguins goals were deflected, but at least one of the other two goals are oneâs that he should have made the stop. Lucky for him, he has a short attention span. Look for him to rebound for Game 4.