The 1942 Leafs, the 1975 Islanders, the 2010 Flyers, and 2014 Kings. Those four teams are the only in NHL history to come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series.
After Sunday’s game, the Columbus Blue Jackets are in a 3-0 deficit to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Whoever wins between the Leafs and Caps will almost certainly play the Penguins in the second round.
The Jackets scored early in Game Three, but the Penguins fought back, got some iffy calls in their favor, and won in overtime.
The Pens got serious scoring from their depth. Jake Guentzel had a hat trick. Bryan Rust had two goals. Sidney Crosby, the target of a canceled promotion by the Columbus Dispatch, had two assists.
Blue Jacket Zach Werenski, who scored in the first period and later got popped in the face by a puck before a pivotal Pens goal, seems to be in good spirits about the whole thing.
Playoff hockey… pic.twitter.com/4GNoLYVECu
— Zach Werenski (@ZachWerenski) April 17, 2017
Game Four is Tuesday at 7:30 PM. The Blue Jackets will try to become team number five to come back from 3-0. More likely, they’ll join the 180-odd teams who couldn’t.
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