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Penguins 5, Blue Jackets 4

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

Associated Press

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Penguins 5, Blue Jackets 4
Pittsburgh Penguins 5, Columbus Blue Jackets 4

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Chris Kunitz had a goal and assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins scored twice in the third period to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 in a preseason game Friday night.

Penguins star Sidney Crosby skipped the game after sitting out the third period against Detroit on Wednesday night because of a sore hip flexor. Evgeni Malkin also was out of the lineup.

Kunitz was credited with the goal after the puck caromed off two Blue Jackets players on the power play late in the second period.

Nick Johnson scored from between the circles on a power play for the winning goal at 8:13 of the third, and Mike Comrie made it 5-3 4 minutes later with a tap-in, finishing off a nice passing play.

Arron Asham and Mike Rupp also scored for Pittsburgh (2-0).

Tomas Kubalik had three goals, his third with 44 seconds left, and Kyle Wilson also scored for Columbus (1-2).

Pittsburgh's Brent Johnson allowed three goals on 21 shots, playing the first two periods. The Blue Jackets' Mathieu Garon went the distance and made 24 save.

The teams will meet again Saturday night in Pittsburgh.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:34
PIT
Arron Asham (1) Slapshot - ASST: Alex Goligoski (1)
1 - 0 PIT
09:31
PIT
PPG - Mike Rupp (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Chris Conner (1), Steve Wagner (1)
2 - 0 PIT
12:27
CBJ
Tomas Kubalik (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Antoine Vermette (1), Kristian Huselius (1)
2 - 1 PIT
2nd Period
02:35
CBJ
PPG - Tomas Kubalik (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Antoine Vermette (2), Kristian Huselius (2)
2 - 2 Tie
03:01
CBJ
Kyle Wilson (1) Snap shot - ASST: NONE
3 - 2 CBJ
16:46
PIT
PPG - Chris Kunitz (1) Slapshot - ASST: Mark Letestu (1), Alex Goligoski (2)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
08:13
PIT
PPG - Nick Johnson (1) Snap shot - ASST: Steve Wagner (2), Dustin Jeffrey (1)
4 - 3 PIT
12:08
PIT
Mike Comrie (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Mark Letestu (2), Chris Kunitz (1)
5 - 3 PIT
19:16
CBJ
Tomas Kubalik (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Rostislav Klesla (1), Kristian Huselius (3)
5 - 4 PIT
penalty summary
1st Period
07:06
CBJ
Rostislav Klesla  Hi stick - double minor  - 4 min against  Matt Cooke
07:59
CBJ
Mike Commodore  Hooking  - 2 min against  Mark Letestu
2nd Period
01:28
CBJ
R.J. Umberger  Tripping  - 2 min against  Chris Kunitz
01:37
PIT
Steve Wagner  Tripping  - 2 min against  Samuel Pahlsson
01:57
PIT
Alex Goligoski  Interference - Goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Mathieu Garon
03:25
CBJ
Cody Goloubef  Hooking  - 2 min against  Steve Wagner
09:51
CBJ
Mike Blunden  Roughing  - 2 min against  Craig Adams
09:51
PIT
Craig Adams  Roughing  - 2 min against  Mike Blunden
12:01
PIT
Ben Lovejoy  Hooking  - 2 min against  Kristian Huselius
12:18
PIT
Matt Cooke  Boarding  - 2 min against  Cody Goloubef
15:44
CBJ
Chris Clark  Holding  - 2 min against  Chris Conner
19:20
PIT
Alex Goligoski  Interference  - 2 min against  Chris Clark
19:20
CBJ
Chris Clark  Tripping  - 2 min against  Alex Goligoski
3rd Period
06:39
CBJ
Rostislav Klesla  Tripping  - 2 min against  Nick Johnson
09:31
PIT
Mike Rupp  Roughing  - 2 min against  Tom Sestito
17:10
CBJ
Rostislav Klesla  Roughing  - 2 min against  Deryk Engelland
17:10
PIT
Deryk Engelland  Roughing  - 2 min against  Rostislav Klesla
17:57
CBJ
R.J. Umberger  Tripping  - 2 min against  Robert Bortuzzo
18:40
PIT
Chris Kunitz  Slashing  - 2 min against  Mike Commodore
goalie stats
Brent Johnson
Brent Johnson
SA: 21TOI: 40:00
GA: 3SV%: .857
John Curry
John Curry
SA: 16TOI: 20:00
GA: 1SV%: .938
Mathieu Garon
SA: 29TOI: 58:33
GA: 5SV%: .828
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