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game recap

Penguins 3, Blue Jackets 1

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:09 AM

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Evgeni Malkin scored his first goal of the exhibition season to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Saturday night.

Malkin deflected a puck past Columbus goalie Steve Mason at 2:47 of the third period to give Pittsburgh its first lead. Arron Asham and Pascal Dupuis also scored for Pittsburgh (3-0).

The Penguins paired star centers Sidney Crosby and Malkin on the same top line for most of the game. Malkin, a center in his previous four NHL seasons, worked the right wing.

Defenseman Michael Ratchuck scored for Columbus (1-3), roofing a backhand shot past Marc-Andre Fleury.

Fleury finished with 32 saves, and Mason stopped 25 shots.

On Friday night in Columbus, the Penguins beat the Blue Jackets 5-4.

scoring summary
1st Period
12:03
CBJ
Michael Ratchuk (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Derick Brassard (1)
1 - 0 CBJ
2nd Period
16:48
PIT
Pascal Dupuis (1) Snap shot - ASST: Arron Asham (1)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
02:47
PIT
Evgeni Malkin (1) Tip-in - ASST: Andrew Hutchinson (1), Eric Tangradi (1)
2 - 1 PIT
17:17
PIT
Arron Asham (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Dustin Jeffrey (1), Tyler Kennedy (1)
3 - 1 PIT
penalty summary
1st Period
03:58
PIT
Joe Vitale  Slashing  - 2 min against  Jakub Voracek
14:49
PIT
Evgeni Malkin  Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
17:55
PIT
Eric Tangradi  Hooking  - 2 min against  Trevor Frischmon
19:57
CBJ
Michael Ratchuk  Tripping  - 2 min against  Dustin Jeffrey
2nd Period
08:16
CBJ
Matt Calvert  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Kris Letang
08:16
PIT
Kris Letang  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Matt Calvert
08:32
PIT
Eric Godard  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Jared Boll
08:32
CBJ
Jared Boll  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Eric Godard
20:00
PIT
Brooks Orpik  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Derek MacKenzie
3rd Period
03:07
PIT
Kris Letang  Roughing  - 2 min against  Derek Dorsett
03:12
CBJ
Jakub Voracek  Hooking  - 2 min against  Brooks Orpik
06:05
CBJ
Jakub Voracek  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Kris Letang
06:05
PIT
Kris Letang  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Jakub Voracek
06:05
PIT
Kris Letang  Slashing  - 2 min against  Jakub Voracek
06:05
CBJ
Jakub Voracek  Roughing  - 2 min against  Kris Letang
06:35
CBJ
Derek Dorsett  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Tim Wallace
06:35
PIT
Tim Wallace  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Derek Dorsett
08:44
PIT
Sidney Crosby  Slashing  - 2 min against  Rick Nash
13:48
CBJ
Matt Calvert  Hooking  - 2 min against  Pascal Dupuis
17:37
CBJ
Rick Nash  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Evgeni Malkin
17:37
PIT
Evgeni Malkin  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Rick Nash
19:38
PIT
Arron Asham  Slashing  - 2 min against  Jan Hejda
goalie stats
Steve Mason
SA: 28TOI: 58:32
GA: 3SV%: .893
Marc-Andre Fleury
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
GA: 1SV%: .970