Lack of finish almost costs Penguins

Blue Jackets' third-period rally teaches Penguins important lesson

Updated: April 29, 2014, 3:30 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

COLUMBUS -- Maybe it was fitting that it ended with a wall of sound being thrown up by the Nationwide Arena faithful trying to will their plucky Columbus Blue Jackets to one more goal, one more miracle.

It didn't turn out that way, though, as the Pittsburgh Penguins, dominant in building a 4-0 lead through two periods, hung on for a 4-3 win that ended this oftentimes wild and wooly Eastern Conference quarterfinal in six games.

As the Blue Jackets watched the final seconds tick away, ...

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