Penguins 2, CBJ 1

/Image courtesy Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff spot with a 2-1 win over the Blue Jackets on Friday night.

The Blue Jackets came into the game in a four-way tie for a wild-card spot in the East.

Chris Kunitz and Beau Bennett scored goals 47 seconds apart midway through the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves for the Pens.

James Wisniewski scored a power-play goal for Columbus with 3:06 left, with Pittsburgh hanging on as Fleury made huge saves on Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson during a scrum in the final seconds.

Curtis McElhinney, taking the place of the ill Sergei Bobrovsky, stopped the first 28 Penguins shots before Kunitz notched his 34th with 9:25 left.

Weather Watch Sponsored By

Featured Events

  • No events
  • News

    in Entertainment

    Today in entertainment history: Oct. 7


    A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

    in Entertainment

    MOVIES: 31 days of Halloween

    Shelley Duvall hides from Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining.'

    Get into the Halloween spirit by watching one of these scary movies.

    in Entertainment, Sports

    DraftKings, FanDuel defend integrity after insider bet


    The two major U.S. sports fantasy companies are defending their businesses' integrity after an employee used insider information to place bets in the unregulated multi-billion-dollar industry.