One: The physicality of this game was ramped up from the previous three. Columbus came out hard, setting the tone of the game. The Penguins didn’t like this and it was evident in the later stages of the 1st. Establishing a hard, physical game is paramount heading into Pittsburgh for Game 5.
Two: They were able to sustain pressure on the Penguins for extended periods of time from the mid-second period till the end. This created momentum that saw Columbus coming at the Pens in waves, eventually tying the score to send it to overtime.
Three: Being down 3-1 didn’t bother this team as their resiliency came through in the clutch. It’s only fitting that they did this the hard way. They pride themselves on that trait. This team will not let you count them out.
Overtime: Through the first four games of this series, the officiating has been bad. Non-existent calls, ticky-tack calls and very soft calls are being made against both clubs. I thought these were supposed to be the "best of the rest" of the officials in the NHL?