Opening round Columbus and Pittsburgh

Game 1. Columbus 7 at Pittsburgh 3. The Blue Jackets proved they would not be pushovers in this series. They batter Matt Murray until he gets pulled and Bobrovsky was solid as the Blue Jackets easily win game one.

Game 2. Columbus 3 at Pittsburgh 4. In what was essentially a must win game, the Penguins had to battle hard but in the end they picked up the win in this evenly played contest.

Game 3. Pittsburgh 3 at Columbus 2 (overtime) This was a tight one that anyone could have have. But it was Evegeny Malkin with his second of the scoring in overtime to give the Pens the win and a 2-1 series lead. Phil Kessel had the other Penguin goal. Pierre-Luc Dubois and Vanek replied for the home team. Penguins out shot the Blue Jackets 11-4 in overtime as Bobrovsky was terrific in the loss. Pens outshoot the home team 46-42.

Game 4. Pittsburgh 5 at Columbus 4.
STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – PHIL KESSEL from Pittsburgh
2nd star – KRIS LETANG from Pittsburgh
3rd star – DERICK BRASSARD from Pittsburgh

GAME STORY
In a strong showing away from home, Pittsburgh won a close one against  the Blue Jackets by a final tally of 5 to 4. Pittsburgh poured on the  pressure outshooting the Blue Jackets 40 to 26. Pittsburgh finished strong with 3 goals in the third period. DERICK BRASSARD closed out the scoring with the game winner at 17:04 of the 3rd period. PHIL KESSEL scored one goal on 8 shots and passed for two assists for Pittsburgh. And BRASSARD scored once and contributed two assists. Also KRIS LETANG had three assists. JOSH ANDERSON found the net twice for Columbus. Others registering goals were SIDNEY CROSBY, EVGENI MALKIN and RILEY SHEAHAN for Pittsburgh and SETH JONES and OLIVER BJORKSTRAND for Columbus.

Game 5. Columbus at Pittsburgh. Columbus is hurting as Atkinson cannot go this game. Penguins close out the series with a decisive win and now meet Washington.


                  Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins                  
DATE : 04/11/2018

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Columbus Blue Jackets          1  1  0  0  2 
Pittsburgh Penguins            2  1  2  0  5 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Columbus Blue Jackets          10 11 8  0  29
Pittsburgh Penguins            13 12 7  0  32

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. PIT. JAKE GUENTZEL(5)( DERICK BRASSARD ) (PP) : 1st 5:09
2. CMB. SONNY MILANO(2)( BRANDON DUBINSKY, SETH JONES ): 1st 11:20
3. PIT. CONOR SHEARY(2)( ZACH ASTON-REESE, KRIS LETANG ): 1st 11:50
4. PIT. PHIL KESSEL(10)( UNASSISTED ): 2nd 14:35
5. CMB. DAVID SAVARD(1)( OLIVER BJORKSTRAND ): 2nd 18:12
6. PIT. OLLI MAATTA(2)( DERICK BRASSARD, PHIL KESSEL ): 3rd 1:31
7. PIT. SIDNEY CROSBY(8)( BRYAN RUST, JAKE GUENTZEL ): 3rd 13:04

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. CMB. ARTEMI PANARIN - 2 Minutes: 1st 1:38
2. CMB. JACK JOHNSON - 2 Minutes: 1st 4:58
3. PIT. MATT HUNWICK - 2 Minutes: 1st 8:28

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Columbus Blue Jackets
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
JOSH ANDERSON                  -2   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 34 19:59  0   0  0  2 
MARKUS NUTIVAARA               -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 14  8:17  0   0  0  0 
ARTEMI PANARIN                 -1   3  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 32 17:56  0   0  0  2 
THOMAS VANEK                    0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 25 13:20  0   0  0  2 
ZAC DALPE                      -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 33 18:17  0   0  0  0 
ZACH WERENSKI                   0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 39 22:01  2   1  0  2 
OLIVER BJORKSTRAND              1   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 17 10:14  0   0  0  0 
SONNY MILANO                    1   3  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 17 10:14  1   0  0  0 
PIERRE-LUC DUBOIS              -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   7-0 32 17:56  1   0  0  0 
SETH JONES                      0   5  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 43 24:01  2   0  0  2 
JACK JOHNSON                   -1   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 48 27:32  3   0  0  0 
MATT CALVERT                   -2   1  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 31 17:59  0   1  0  0 
DAVID SAVARD                   -1   1  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 48 27:32  2   0  0  0 
NICK FOLIGNO                   -2   0  0  0   0  0  0   6-2 32 18:20  0   2  0  0 
ALEXANDER WENNBERG              0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 21 11:20  0   0  0  0 
BOONE JENNER                    0   3  0  0   0  0  0   2-1 24 13:20  0   1  1  0 
IAN COLE                       -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 14  8:17  2   0  0  0 
BRANDON DUBINSKY                1   1  0  1   0  0  0   5-5 17 10:14  0   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                         -10  29  2  3   4  0  0  21-8          13   5  1 10

Player Stats For Pittsburgh Penguins
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
SIDNEY CROSBY                   1   5  1  0   0  0  0   7-7 35 19:56  0   0  0  1 
JAKE GUENTZEL                   1   3  1  1   0  1  0   0-0 29 16:17  0   0  1  1 
BRYAN RUST                      1   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 28 15:56  1   0  0  0 
EVGENI MALKIN                   0   2  0  0   0  0  0   2-1 24 13:20  0   0  1  1 
CARL HAGELIN                    0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 25 13:20  0   1  0  1 
PATRIC HORNQVIST                0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 24 13:20  0   0  0  1 
PHIL KESSEL                     2   2  1  1   0  0  0   0-0 34 19:59  1   0  0  2 
DERICK BRASSARD                 2   1  0  2   0  0  0   1-1 32 18:20  1   0  0  2 
CONOR SHEARY                   -1   3  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 18 10:35  1   0  0  1 
KRIS LETANG                     0   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 45 25:40  1   2  0  1 
RILEY SHEAHAN                   2   3  0  0   0  0  0   6-4 31 17:59  1   1  0  0 
BRIAN DUMOULIN                  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 42 23:40  2   1  0  0 
OLLI MAATTA                     1   2  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 46 25:53  2   4  0  1 
JUSTIN SCHULTZ                  1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 46 25:53  2   0  0  0 
JAMIE OLEKSIAK                  1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 14  8:17  0   0  0  0 
MATT HUNWICK                    1   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 14  8:17  1   0  0  0 
ZACH ASTON-REESE               -1   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 17 10:14  0   0  0  0 
DOMINIK SIMON                  -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   5-0 17 10:14  0   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                          10  32  5  7   2  1  0 21-13          13   9  2 12

Goalie Stats For Columbus Blue Jackets
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
SERGEI BOBROVSKY                 60     32  5    0  8  5   105 
JOONAS KORPISALO                 0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

Goalie Stats For Pittsburgh Penguins
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
CASEY DeSMITH                    0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
MATT MURRAY                      60     29  2    0  2  1   105 

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Columbus Blue Jackets         1         0
Pittsburgh Penguins           2         1

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - PHIL KESSEL from Pittsburgh
2nd star - MATT MURRAY from Pittsburgh
3rd star - JAKE GUENTZEL from Pittsburgh

GAME STORY
In their home arena the Penguins easily handled the Blue Jackets by the 
final tally of 5 to 2.   Goal scorers were DAVID SAVARD and SONNY MILANO 
for Columbus and SIDNEY CROSBY, JAKE GUENTZEL, PHIL KESSEL, CONOR SHEARY 
and OLLI MAATTA for Pittsburgh.  With the victory Pittsburgh now has 6 
wins and 13 points on the season.

 

 

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