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Blue Jackets defeat Penguins in overtime

Brandon Dubinsky scores on 39th shot for Columbus

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COLUMBUS -- Brandon Dubinsky scored 1:04 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nationwide Arena on Friday.

Dubinsky used Cam Atkinson as a screen for his first overtime goal in his 675 NHL games.

"It feels really good, especially against those guys in a packed building," Dubinsky said. "The fans were awesome tonight."

 

WATCH: All Penguins vs. Blue Jackets highlights

 

Columbus (37-15-5) is one point behind Pittsburgh (36-13-8) for second place and seven behind the Washington Capitals for first in the Metropolitan Division.

Ryan Murray scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky made a season-high 38 saves for the Blue Jackets.

Ian Cole scored for the Penguins, with Evgeni Malkin getting his 500th NHL assist. 

Matt Murray made 37 saves for Pittsburgh, which is 6-0-3 in its past nine games, including a 4-3 overtime win against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

Video: PIT@CBJ: Murray opens scoring with a backhander

"It's a tight hockey game. There's a few chances we feel like we could have got," Pittsburgh forward Sidney Crosby said. "They had some good ones. [Murray] made some saves. It's going to happen sometimes. but for the most part we did a lot of good things."

Ryan Murray (no relation) scored his second of the season at 1:33 of the second period for a 1-0 lead. Cole made it 1-1 at 6:13 of the second off a faceoff win by Malkin for his fourth goal.

Columbus twice had a goal waved off because a play was whistled dead. Josh Anderson stuffed the puck at 5:45 of the first period after several whacks. Bjorkstrand thought he scored at 7:48 of the second on a delayed penalty, but the Penguins were ruled to have gained possession of the puck to stop play.

Video: PIT@CBJ: Malkin sets up Cole to notch 500th assist

 
Goal of the game

The game-winner started at the other end with defenseman Seth Jones igniting the transition after extended pressure by the Penguins and ended with Dubinsky's toe drag and shot.

Video: PIT@CBJ: Dubinsky toe drags for gorgeous OT winner

 
Save of the game

Murray gloved a shot by Brandon Saad with 38 seconds left in the third period. Saad split the defense after taking a pass from Alexander Wennberg and had a clear path to the goal.

Video: PIT@CBJ: Murray flashes leather to stone Saad late

 
Unsung performance of the game

Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner was a consistent presence around the Penguins net, and when he wasn't, he was forechecking and delivering hits in the corner.

 

Highlight of the game

The Penguins had a chance to take the lead 22 seconds into the third period when Crosby led a 2-on-1 He passed to Jake Guentzel in the right circle for a shot, but Bobrovsky did the splits and made a save with his right pad.

 

They said it

"It seemed like a bit of a playoff-style hockey game. They're really trying to establish the forecheck. We're obviously trying to work them down low as well. There wasn't a lot of space out there. They were in our face all night and we tried to play in their face all night." -- Penguins defenseman Ian Cole

 

"I'm happy for [Dubinsky]. He works so hard. He makes some mistakes. He makes some doozies, but he finds a way to will his way into big things" -- Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella

 

"When we play them we know we have to be ready. There's a different feel than the typical game. There's more intensity, a little more physical, so we prepare that way, but we're not thinking that far ahead." -- Penguins forward Sidney Crosby on the possibility of playing the Blue Jackets in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

 

Need to know

Malkin has played 694 NHL games. He has 35 assists this season. … Bobrovsky has 31 wins, tied with Devan Dubnyk of the Minnesota Wild for the NHL lead. ... The Penguins recalled defensemen Cameron Gaunce and Steve Oleksy from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League because of injuries to defensemen Olli Maatta (hand) and Justin Schultz (concussion). Oleksy played 13:32; Gaunce was scratched. … Penguins forward Carl Hagelin returned after missing five games with a concussion. … Blue Jackets forward Lukas Sedlak left the game in the second period with a lower-body injury. .. Dubinsky has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in the past eight games. … Jones has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in the past 12 games.

 

What's next

Penguins: Host the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, NHL.TV)

Blue Jackets: Host the Nashville Predators on Sunday (6 p.m. ET; FS-O, FS-TN, NHL.TV)

 

Video: Dubinsky lifts Blue Jackets past Penguins in OT, 2-1

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