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Stanley Cup Playoffs Three Stars: Stars, Blackhawks, Blue Jackets all win to even series at two

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Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate their win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets defeated the Penguins 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

No. 1 Star: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

Kane was his usual dynamic self in Game 4 versus the St. Louis Blues, scoring twice, including the overtime winner in a 4-3 victory, and adding an assist. His game-winner was a remarkable bit of poise, as he backed off the defense before beating Ryan Miller high. 

No. 2 Star: Alex Goligoski, Dallas Stars

Skating a game-high 32:48 in the Stars' 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks that evened the series at two, Goligoski led the Stars with two points, a goal and an assist. Cody Eakin got the game-winner, but Goligoski's goal was the one that put the Ducks away. Check out the assist from Vernon Fiddler:

No. 3 Star: Brandon Dubinsky, Columbus Blue Jackets

Dubinsky scored a huge goal in the Blue Jackets' 4-3 comeback win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, tying the game with just 24 seconds to go. He also picked up an assist on Ryan Johansen's powerplay goal that cut the Penguins' lead in half:

Honorable mention: Marc-Andre Fleury made 42 saves in the Penguins' loss... That was Columbus's first home playoff win in franchise history.

Did You Know? A little over a week into the Stanley Cup playoffs, we've already seen 9 two-goal leads lost. It really is the worst lead in hockey.

Dishonorable mention: Marc-Andre Fleury was sort of the reason for the Penguins' loss.

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