Pittsburgh Ices Columbus 7-2 - Recap
Columbus couldn't hang with the Penguins on Saturday as Pittsburgh blasted the Blue Jackets 7-2 at Nationwide Arena.
The Penguins were a -123 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Pittsburgh got goals from Paul Martin (2), Sidney Crosby (2), Michael Rupp, Deryk Engelland, and Tyler Kennedy in the victory. Martin opened the scoring at 6:43 of the first period.
Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 21-save effort for the Penguins.
Chris Clark and Samuel Pahlsson scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.
Columbus got a 19-stop effort from Mathieu Garon in the loss.
On the power play, Pittsburgh went 3-for-4, while the Blue Jackets were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.
Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 35-23.
Pittsburgh heads into a battle against the Devils. Columbus, meanwhile, will have their next action against Dallas.