Columbus at Pittsburgh

    Penguins 3, Blue Jackets 1


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

    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.

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    1st Period
    12:03Michael Ratchuk - Assist: Derick Brassard
    2nd Period
    16:48Pascal Dupuis - Assist: Arron Asham
    3rd Period
    2:47Evgeni Malkin - Assists: Andrew Hutchinson and Eric Tangradi
    17:17Arron Asham - Assists: Dustin Jeffrey and Tyler Kennedy
    Penalty Summary
    1st Period
    3:58Joe Vitale: slashing - minor
    14:49too many men - minor
    17:55Eric Tangradi: hooking - minor
    19:57Michael Ratchuk: tripping - minor
    2nd Period
    8:16Matt Calvert: fighting - major
    8:16Kris Letang: fighting - major
    8:32Jared Boll: fighting - major
    8:32Eric Godard: fighting - major
    20:00Brooks Orpik: cross-checking - minor
    3rd Period
    3:07Kris Letang: roughing - minor
    3:12Jakub Voracek: hooking - minor
    6:05Jakub Voracek: roughing - minor
    6:05Jakub Voracek: fighting - major
    6:05Kris Letang: slashing - minor
    6:05Kris Letang: fighting - major
    6:35Derek Dorsett: fighting - major
    6:35Tim Wallace: fighting - major
    8:44Sidney Crosby: slashing - minor
    13:48Matt Calvert: hooking - minor
    17:37Rick Nash: fighting - major
    17:37Evgeni Malkin: fighting - major
    19:38Arron Asham: slashing - minor
    Shots on Goal
    Steve Mason58:32253
    Marc-Andre Fleury60:00321
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