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Crosby scores 3 points and helps Penguins pass Blue Jackets

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Columbus — Sidney Crosby With one goal and two assists, the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their fifth straight win to a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Saturday.

Danton Heinen score twice, Tristan Jarry He made 29 saves with the Penguins (4-0-1) and scored at least six goals for the fourth time this season.

“In the beginning, we were exhausted and didn’t execute well,” Crosby said. “[Jarry] Made some big savings. It could have been a bigger deficit than that. He gave us a second chance to come back. ”

Kent Johnson scored his first NHL goal, Elvis Melzrikins He made 33 saves for the Blue Jackets (2-4-0) leading 2-0 in the first period and 3-1 in the second.

“It’s hard to win in this league and we have to prepare for the full 60.” [minutes]The captain of the Blue Jackets boone jenner Said. “We had a good start. We didn’t have the same energy the second and third, so they’ll make you pay the price.”

Jan Rutta Leading Pittsburgh to within 3-2 at 10:04 of the second period on a one-timer, Heinen tied it 3-3 at 14:19 from the right post after the puck popped out during the scramble.

“He’s a guy who knows how to find the back of the net,” Crosby said of Heinen. “He’s got a great shot, but he’s also been in tough areas, and that’s helped us score some goals. As a group, we were better in the second and third periods. We were able to get results.”

VIDEO: PIT@CBJ: Crosby fills one-timer to take lead

Crosby gave the Penguins a 4-3 lead at 5:38 of the third period. Brian Dumoulin From just inside the right faceoff circle.

Heinen then extended the lead to 5-3 at 14:07, before Brock McGuinn Scored at 14:51 in the 6-3 final.

The Penguins are on a six-game winning streak against the Blue Jackets.

Columbus manager Brad Larsen said, “Tonight, in a few areas late in the game, I got distracted by a few things. I’m like, ‘Something’s going on right now.’

Jenner gave the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead at 7:13 of the first period and scored from a low slot after a clearing attempt from the Penguins defense. Chris Lettan turned away from his shin Johnny Gaudreau.

At that point in the game, Columbus held an 11-0 advantage in shooting on goal.

Jack Rothrowicz Making it 2–0 at 18:44, he scored a short-handed goal on the breakaway after picking up Letang’s errant pass in the neutral zone.

It was Roslovic’s first goal of the season and his first shorthanded goal in 315 NHL games.

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“It’s clear we were utterly beaten in the first period,” said Pittsburgh manager Mike Sullivan. “I give the players a lot of credit. After that, I thought we responded.”

Josh Archibald 2 period 3 minutes 43 seconds cut to 2-1 at once from the left circle.

“He brings a lot of energy,” Sullivan said. “That’s the game he brought to our team and when he does I think his energy is contagious. I thought he did a great job with his physical play. His energy is what makes me It was a big part of us attending hockey games.”

Johnson responded 14 seconds later, giving Columbus a 3–1 lead. He received a pass from Roslovich, slid forward, and avoided a pokecheck from Jarry before scoring with a backhand.

It was Johnson’s first goal in 14 NHL games, the No. 5 pick by the Blue Jackets in the 2021 NHL Draft.

“That moment was really exciting. It was a big goal,” Johnson said. “I’m sorry we didn’t win, but I’m going to win.”

Note: penguins forward Jake Genzel Did not play after suffering an upper body injury Thursday against the Los Angeles Kings. Chad Lewedel Replacing Gentzel in the lineup, the Penguins used seven defensemen and eleven forwards. Lou Wedel blocked a shot at 9:28 on ice time in his season debut. … Blue Jackets Forward Justin Danforth He injured his upper body in the first period and did not return. … Columbus will play for the New York Rangers on Sunday. … Gaudreau had an assist that extended his scoring streak to five games (4 goals, 3 assists).