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Nick Foligno scored his second goal of the playoffs, but it wasn't enough to keep the Blue Jackets in the postseason after a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

Foligno notched a pair goals in four games his spring, proving himself to be a valuable contributor for the upstart Jackets. Fedor Tyutin and Artem Anisimov also scored goals for Columbus in the defeat while Jack Johnson registered a pair of assists.

Nick Foligno LW CLS 5 Months

Nick Foligno predicted his overtime winner on Wednesday.

"Nick's exact words were: 'I'm going to go out and score the OT goal. I haven't done a whole lot until now. But I'm going to find a way to score. I hope you don't mind,'" teammate Brandon Dubinsky said. Foligno lived up to that pledge, scoring just 2:49 minutes into overtime. It was his first playoff point in two games.

Nick Foligno LW CLS 5 Months

Nick Foligno played hero for the Blue Jackets Wednesday as his overtime winner sealed a 4-3 victory over the Penguins.

In one of the best games of the young postseason, Columbus fell behind 3-0 in the first period of this contest only to tie it in the final minute before Foligno capped things off. Ryan Johansen, Brandon Dubinsky and Boone Jenner all scored goals for the Jackets, who have now drawn even with Pittsburgh in the series through four games.

Nick Foligno LW CLS 5 Months

Nick Foligno (knee) has been cleared to play in Game 3.

Foligno was cleared after Game 2 on Saturday and will likely play alongside R.J. Umberger and Artem Anisimov as the series against the Penguins moves to Columbus Monday. He had 18 goals, 39 points and 210 hits this season so his presence in the lineup will provide a boost to the Blue Jackets.

Nick Foligno LW CLS 5 Months

Nick Foligno (knee) skated after practice on Saturday and could be good to go for Game 3.

Foligno has been out of action since April 3 and the Blue Jackets miss his presence as he had 18 goals, 39 points, 96 penalty minutes and 210 hits this season in 70 games.

Nick Foligno LW CLS 5 Months

Nick Foligno (knee) looked good in Friday's practice.

Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards was "excited" by how well Foligno performed. He was previously ruled out for Game 2 on Saturday, but it looks like he might play after all.

Nick Foligno LW CLS 5 Months

Nick Foligno (knee) won't play in Game 2 Saturday night.

Coach Todd Richards said that Foligno could possibly be back on Monday for Game 3 back in Columbus.

Nick Foligno LW CLS 5 Months

Nick Foligno (knee) might be able to play in Game 2 of the first round.

Foligno was already ruled out for the Blue Jackets' playoff opener on Wednesday. He had 39 points and 96 penalty minutes in 70 contests in 2013-14.

Nick Foligno LW CLS 5 Months

Nick Foligno's lower-body injury is related to his knee.

Foligno won't participate in Game 1 of the Blue Jackets' first round series. However, he should be able to return before the round is over. He had 39 points and 96 penalty minutes in 70 games this season.

Nick Foligno LW CLS 5 Months

Nick Foligno (lower body) may not be ready for the start of the playoffs.

He has been sidelined since Apr. 3 with a lower-body injury. In 70 games this season, Foligno has 18 goals and 39 points, along with 96 penalty minutes and 210 hits. His physical style would certainly benefit the team come postseason time.