Series (Game 2 of 2)

Pittsburgh leads 2-0

Game 1: Friday, September 24th
Blue Jackets4
Game 2: Saturday, September 25th
Blue Jackets1Final

Blue Jackets 1

(1-3-0, 2 pts)

Penguins 3

(3-0-0, 6 pts)

7:00 PM ET, September 25, 2010

1 2 3 T
CBJ 1 0 01
PIT 0 1 23

M. Fleury (G):

E. Malkin (C):

R. Nash (LW):

Penguins 3, Blue Jackets 1

Associated Press

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 night.

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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