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Recap - Penguins Defeat Columbus 5-3

Recap - Penguins Defeat Columbus 5-3

Pittsburgh got 3 goals from James Neal en route to a 5-3 victory over Columbus on Sunday at Nationwide Arena.

Bettors who backed the Penguins were rewarded as -124 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Pittsburgh got goals from James Neal (3), Chris Kunitz, and Sidney Crosby in the victory. Neal opened the scoring at 4:55 of the first period.

Jeff Zatkoff stopped 25 of 28 Columbus shots in the victory.

Brandon Dubinsky, Nikita Nikitin, and Corey Tropp scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Jeff Zatkoff.

Columbus got a 25-stop effort from Curtis McElhinney in the loss.

On the power play, Pittsburgh went 3-for-6, while the Blue Jackets were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Pittsburgh outshot Columbus 30-28 in the game.

Pittsburgh looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Devils. The Blue Jackets will aim to get back on the winning track at Colorado.