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Penguins Down Columbus 2-1 - Match Report

Pittsburgh skated to a 2-1 victory over Columbus on Monday in NHL action at Consol Energy Centre.

Bettors who backed the Penguins were rewarded as -195 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.

Pittsburgh got goals from Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby in the victory. Malkin opened the scoring at 4:16 of the second period.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 32-save effort for the Penguins.

Columbus got a goal from Matt Calvert in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Curtis McElhinney stopped 28 of 30 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Pittsburgh scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Columbus went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Pittsburgh lost the shots on goal battle to Columbus by a margin of 33-30.

Pittsburgh heads into a battle against the Devils. Columbus, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Jersey.