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Blue Jackets' furious rally falls short, eliminated from playoffs

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Columbus, OH (WOIO) - The Columbus Blue Jackets were nothing if not resilient this season, with a definite flair for the dramatic, and they almost pulled off another incredible comeback on Monday, rallying from a 4-0 deficit in the third period before falling to the Penguins, 4-3, knocking out the Jackets in six games.

Evgeni Malkin's hat trick propelled the Penguins to the early lead, with two of those goals coming in the opening period, and Brandon Sutter added the other Pittsburgh goal, before the Blue Jackets went to work in the third.

Fedor Tyutin put the Jackets on the board with a shorthanded goal, and Artem Anisimov and Nick Foligno followed with goals to cut the Pittsburgh lead to one. But this time the Columbus comeback fell short, as the Penguins advance to round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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