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Penguins 5, Blue Jackets 4, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Penguins 5, Blue Jackets 4, OT
Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 5

PITTSBURGH (AP) -Chris Kunitz scored his second goal of the game 44 seconds into overtime to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 preseason win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Penguins' first game since winning the Stanley Cup in June.

Sidney Crosby had two goals and assisted on the winner for Pittsburgh, which also got a goal from Chris Conner.

Maxim Mayorov had two goals and Jakub Voracek and Alexandre Picard also scored for Columbus, which is coming off its first playoff appearance in franchise history.

Most stars on both teams did not play - including reigning NHL scoring champion Evgeni Malkin and Bill Guerin for the Penguins and Rick Nash and reigning Calder Trophy winner Steve Mason for the Blue Jackets.

The Penguins trailed 3-0 after two periods but came back to tie it before Picard scored with 2:02 to play for the Blue Jackets. But Kunitz answered 17 seconds later to send the game to overtime.

Less than a minute into overtime, Kunitz took a pass in the slot from Crosby, who had stolen the puck behind the net.

Mayorov scored twice in a span of 4:24 late in the second period.

The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 25 but moved back because Pittsburgh is hosting the G-20 summit of world leaders that day and traffic is heavily restricted around the city.

The Penguins just reported to camp Saturday - two days after being honored at the White House by President Barack Obama. They went through only their third practice of training camp earlier in the day Tuesday.

scoring summary
1st Period
16:14
CBJ
PPG - Jakub Voracek (1) Tip-in - ASST: NONE
1 - 0 CBJ
2nd Period
15:21
CBJ
PPG - Maksim Mayorov (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikita Filatov (1), John Moore (1)
3 - 0 CBJ
19:45
CBJ
Maksim Mayorov (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Blunden (1)
3 - 0 CBJ
3rd Period
03:49
PIT
PPG - Sidney Crosby (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Eric Tangradi (1), Sergei Gonchar (1)
3 - 1 CBJ
06:49
PIT
Sidney Crosby (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Eric Tangradi (2), Chris Kunitz (1)
3 - 2 CBJ
13:44
PIT
Chris Conner (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jay McKee (1)
3 - 3 Tie
17:58
CBJ
Alexandre Picard (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrew Murray (1), Mathieu Roy (1)
4 - 3 CBJ
18:15
PIT
Chris Kunitz (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Mark Eaton (1)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
00:44
PIT
Chris Kunitz (2) Snap shot - ASST: Sidney Crosby (1)
5 - 4 PIT
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats