Pittsburgh at Columbus

    Penguins 5, Blue Jackets 4

    CBSSports.com wire reports

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Chris Kunitz had a goal and assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins scored twice in the third period to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 in a preseason game Friday night.

    Kunitz was credited with the goal after the puck caromed off two Blue Jackets players on the power play late in the second period.

    Nick Johnson scored from between the circles on a power play for the winning goal at 8:13 of the third, and Mike Comrie made it 5-3 four minutes later with a tap-in, finishing off a nice passing play.

    Arron Asham and Mike Rupp also scored for Pittsburgh (2-0).

    Tomas Kubalik had three goals, his third with 44 seconds left, and Kyle Wilson also scored for Columbus (1-2).

    Pittsburgh's Brent Johnson allowed three goals on 21 shots, playing the first two periods. The Blue Jackets' Mathieu Garon went the distance and made 24 saves.

    The teams will meet again Saturday night in Pittsburgh.

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    Scoring Summary
    1st Period
    :34Arron Asham - Assist: Alex Goligoski
    9:31Power Play - Michael Rupp - Assists: Chris Conner and Steve Wagner
    12:27Tomas Kubalik - Assists: Antoine Vermette and Kristian Huselius
    2nd Period
    2:35Power Play - Tomas Kubalik - Assists: Antoine Vermette and Kristian Huselius
    3:01Kyle Wilson
    16:46Power Play - Chris Kunitz - Assists: Mark Letestu and Alex Goligoski
    3rd Period
    8:13Power Play - Nick Johnson - Assists: Steve Wagner and Dustin Jeffrey
    12:08Mike Comrie - Assists: Mark Letestu and Chris Kunitz
    19:16Tomas Kubalik - Assists: Rostislav Klesla and Anton Stralman
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    1st Period
    7:06Rostislav Klesla: high-sticking - double-minor
    7:59Mike Commodore: hooking - minor
    2nd Period
    1:28R.J. Umberger: tripping - minor
    1:37Steve Wagner: tripping - minor
    1:57Alex Goligoski: goaltender interference - minor
    3:25Cody Goloubef: hooking - minor
    9:51Craig Adams: roughing - minor
    9:51Mike Blunden: roughing - minor
    12:01Ben Lovejoy: hooking - minor
    12:18Matt Cooke: boarding - minor
    15:44Chris Clark: holding - minor
    19:20Alex Goligoski: interference - minor
    19:20Chris Clark: tripping - minor
    3rd Period
    6:39Rostislav Klesla: tripping - minor
    9:31Michael Rupp: roughing - minor
    17:10Deryk Engelland: roughing - minor
    17:10Rostislav Klesla: roughing - minor
    17:57R.J. Umberger: tripping - minor
    18:40Chris Kunitz: slashing - minor
    Shots on Goal
    John Curry20:00151
    Brent Johnson40:00183
    Mathieu Garon58:33245
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    Referees - Kelly Sutherland, Gord Dwyer
    Linesmen - Jonny Murray, Bryan Pancich
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