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FINAL: Blue Jackets 3, Penguins 1

Jackets kill off late penalty to seal victory over Pittsburgh.

by Anthony Allocco @BlueJacketsNHL /

The Blue Jackets responded to the 4-1 loss Thursday with a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday at Nationwide Arena.

Game in a Paragraph

After giving up a goal just over two minutes into the game, the Blue Jackets were able to lock things down defensively and use a power play opportunity late in the first period to regain steam. Cam Atkinson buried one from the doorstep to knot the game at one, where the score would remain until the third period. Eric Robinson was able to net one from the left wall to put the Blue Jackets in front 2-1. 

CBJ Noteables

  • For the first time this preseason, the Blue Jackets No. 1 goaltender Joonas Korpisalo played the full 60-minutes. 
  • Eric Robinson picked up his first point of the preseason from a ridiculous angle after the puck took a deflection in front. Robinson is one of the players the CBJ coaching staff has said is competing for the open spot on the left side of the forward group. 

Up Next

The Blue Jackets are back in action tomorrow afternoon in St. Louis before having an off day on Monday.

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