Penguins vs Blue Jackets Final: 3-0 - Recap
|Penguins vs Blue Jackets Final: 3-0 - Recap|
Pittsburgh's defense, led by netminder Jeff Zatkoff, shut down Columbus 3-0 at Nationwide Arena on on Saturday.
The Penguins were a -121 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Jussi Jokinen, Chris Kunitz, and Deryk Engelland each scored for the Penguins in the victory. Engelland opened the scoring for Pittsburgh, finding the back of the net at 6:46 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Joe Vitale and Dustin Jeffrey.
Jeff Zatkoff turned in a 19-save effort for the Penguins.
Curtis McElhinney stopped 24 of 26 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Pittsburgh went 0-for-3, while the Blue Jackets were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Pittsburgh outshot Columbus 27-19 in the game.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Columbus, they head home to face Ottawa.