Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak, and Olli Maatta scored in a span of 2 minutes, 13 seconds of the third period to revive the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-3 road victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.
Pittsburgh took a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven playoff series thanks to the goals on three consecutive shots.
Brooks Orpik added a goal in the final seconds of the second period as the Penguins stormed back from deficits of 2-0 and 3-1. Marc Andre-Fleury had 27 saves.
Boone Jenner and Jack Johnson staked the Blue Jackets to an early lead, with Cam Atkinson getting credit for a goal early in the final period that stretched the lead further.
Down by 3-1 after Brandon Dubinsky's backhander went in off Atkinson's glove just over a minute into the final period, the Pens found another gear.
All three games have ended up 4-3.
Columbus' last best chance came with 30 seconds left when Fleury made a blocker save on Ryan Johansen's hard shot.
Wild 1, Avalanche 0 - Mikael Granlund's diving swing at his own rebound 5:08 into OT gave Minnesota a home win over Semyon Varlamov and Colorado in Game 3 to pull within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Varlamov stopped 45 of 46 shots, a franchise playoff record number of shots on goal for the Wild.
Blackhawks 2, Blues 0 - Corey Crawford stopped all 34 shots he faced for his third career postseason shutout and captain Jonathan Toews scored early in the first period as host Chicago halved its first-round deficit.
- Associated Press