This is now Penguins series to lose

Chris Kunitz of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates after scoring in the second period against the...

Chris Kunitz of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates after scoring in the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 5 at Consol Energy Center on April 26, 2014. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images/AFP)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:55 AM ET

Brandon Dubinsky and his Columbus Blue Jackets teammates aren’t just wearing the underdog tag.

They might as well have gone out and had it tattooed on their butts on Sunday.

The Jackets have to win Game 6 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a loud Nationwide Arena on Monday to keep alive their hopes of winning a playoff series for the first time in franchise history.

The Penguins, however, were the much better team in Game 5, marking the first time in the best-of-seven series that a club won by more than one goal. It’s a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal for Pittsburgh, which would get some rest before facing the New York Rangers or the Philadelphia Flyers in the semis if it wins Game 6.

“I think the pressure is on them right now,” Dubinsky said. “Everybody said the Penguins were going to win and a lot of people thought they were going to sweep us, and we are sitting here going into Game 6 at home.


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