PIT
CBJ
OT
37 SOG
25 SOG

Murray scores late in OT to lift Jackets over Pens

Rob Mixer  - BlueJackets.com | Sunday, 09.15.2013 / 10:05 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Rookie defenseman Ryan Murray scored 4:38 into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Sunday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

Murray took a feed from R.J. Umberger and beat backup goalie Jeff Zatkott. Murray was the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NHL draft but missed the season with a shoulder injury.

Chuck Kobasew got Pittsburgh even 4-4 at 13:05 of the third period with a power-play goal - his second tally of the game. Mark Letestu and Cam Atkinson scored 30 seconds apart earlier in the period to give Columbus a 4-3 lead.

Dustin Jeffrey's power-play goal for Pittsburgh had made it 3-2 at 4:19.

Pittsburgh's James Neal opened the scoring 47 seconds in. Columbus' Artem Anisimov and James Wisniewski had goals in the first period.

Marc-Andre Fleury allowed two goals on 12 shots, and Curtis McElhinney made 24 saves for the Blue Jackets in two periods of work.

1st2nd3rdOTT
PIT
CBJ
Scoring Summary
1st Period
00:47PIT James Neal (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Beau Bennett (1) 1 - 0 PIT
04:12CBJ PPG - Artem Anisimov (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Nikita Nikitin (1), Marian Gaborik (1) 1 - 1 Tie
10:50PIT Chuck Kobasew (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tom Kuhnhackl (1), Andrew Ebbett (1) 2 - 1 PIT
18:58CBJ PPG - James Wisniewski (1) Slapshot - ASST: David Savard (1), R.J. Umberger (1) 2 - 2 Tie
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
04:19PIT PPG - Dustin Jeffrey (1) Snap shot - ASST: Brian Dumoulin (1), Andrew Ebbett (2) 3 - 2 PIT
07:35CBJ Mark Letestu (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Blake Comeau (1), Jack Skille (1) 3 - 3 Tie
08:05CBJ Cam Atkinson (1) Wrist shot - ASST: James Wisniewski (1) 4 - 3 CBJ
13:05PIT PPG - Chuck Kobasew (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Tom Kuhnhackl (2), Dustin Jeffrey (1) 4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
04:38CBJ Ryan Murray (1) Wrist shot - ASST: R.J. Umberger (2), Mark Letestu (1) 5 - 4 CBJ
Three Stars of the Game
Ryan Murray
1st
Ryan Murray
D
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 23:06
James Wisniewski
2nd
James Wisniewski
D
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 5
+/-: 1TOI: 23:17
Curtis McElhinney
3rd
Curtis McElhinney
G
SA: 26TOI: 39:59
GA: 2
PIM: 0
SV%: .923
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:26PIT Joe Vitale  Hooking  - 2 min against  James Wisniewski
08:45CBJ Nikita Nikitin  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Tom Kuhnhackl
16:53PIT Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond  Boarding  - 2 min against  Ryan Murray
17:32PIT Tanner Glass  Slashing  - 2 min against  Cam Atkinson
19:48CBJ Ilari Melart  Hooking  - 2 min against  Beau Bennett
2nd Period
08:20PIT Evgeni Malkin  Hooking  - 2 min against  Ilari Melart
11:51CBJ Marian Gaborik  Hooking  - 2 min against  James Neal
14:57CBJ Cody Goloubef  Roughing  - 2 min against  Joe Vitale
3rd Period
02:20CBJ Blake Comeau  Slashing  - 2 min against  Dustin Jeffrey
04:51CBJ Ilari Melart  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Adam Payerl
04:51PIT Adam Payerl  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Ilari Melart
08:44PIT Evgeni Malkin  Closing hand on puck  - 2 min against  James Wisniewski
11:09CBJ Cody Goloubef  Interference  - 2 min against  Evgeni Malkin
16:14PIT Joe Vitale  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  James Wisniewski
16:14CBJ James Wisniewski  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Joe Vitale
18:06PIT Evgeni Malkin  Slashing  - 2 min against  R.J. Umberger
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodPITCBJ
1st127
2nd145
3rd109
OT14
Total3725
Team Stats
CategoryPITCBJ
Power Plays2/62/6
Hits1922
Faceoff Wins3230
Giveaways15
Takeaways44
Blocked Shots1013
Penalty Minutes2222
  • PITTSBURGH
  • COLUMBUS
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2M. NiskanenD00-14023:08
4R. ScuderiD0001022:10
6S. HarringtonD00-10019:05
8B. DumoulinD0110018:42
12C. KobasewR2006017:53
15T. GlassL00-10214:54
17D. JeffreyC1105017:55
18J. NealL1008022:00
19B. BennettR0113017:59
25A. EbbettC0211019:38
32Letourneau-LeblondR00-1128:02
42B. FarnhamR000005:29
45A. PayerlC0001510:22
46J. VitaleC00-22713:17
51D. PouliotD00-10021:09
54T. KuhnhacklR0211014:26
55P. SamuelssonD0001019:30
71E. MalkinC00-13621:37
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
29M. Fleury1012.83340:00
37J. Zatkoff1013.76924:38
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5J. SkilleR010209:44
6N. NikitinD0101227:17
10M. GaborikR0114219:43
13C. AtkinsonR1013019:30
14B. ComeauL0110212:56
17B. DubinskyC00-22022:36
18R. UmbergerC0202019:09
21J. WisniewskiD1112523:17
27R. MurrayD1011023:06
29I. MelartD00-10714:53
32C. BassC000007:40
37D. SmithL000108:15
42A. AnisimovC1013021:24
48C. GoloubefD00-10418:02
55M. LetestuC1112016:29
58D. SavardD0111023:33
76T. VogelhuberR000008:31
83B. LittleF0001010:34
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
31C. McElhinney2426.92339:59
60O. Dansk911.81824:37