Gaudreau, Blue Jackets rally to win OT against Penguins

columbus – Johnny Goudreau Scored at 1:00 into overtime, the Columbus Blue Jackets recovered to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 at Nationwide Arena on Thursday.

Columbus tied it 2-2 at 16:35 of the third period on the power play. Emil Bemstrom Score on a single timer off the seam across the seam Michael Behtiawho was making his NHL debut. Stanislav Svozelwho also made his NHL debut, caught the secondary assist.

Pyyhtia, a forward, and Svozil, a defender, were both promoted from Cleveland of the American Hockey League on Wednesday, along with the forward. Tyler angle and defenseman Samuel Canasco. Angle and Knazko made their NHL debuts.

“It’s not usual to have so many young men, but I think he brings a different energy to the squad,” said Bhitya. “Playing never gets old in the NHL, but when it’s new, you’ll definitely have more excitement.”

Video: PIT @ CBJ: Bemstrom ties the game in the third with PPG

Andrew Beck Also register and Michael Hutchinson He made 34 tackles for the Blue Jackets (25-47-9), who ended a four-game losing streak (0-3-1) before the season finale against the Buffalo Sabers on Friday.

Chris Letang He had a purpose and help, Sidney Crosby two passes, f Tristan Gary He made 31 saves for the Penguins (40-31-11), who went 8-4 in their last two games of the regular season.

Pittsburgh, who lost 5-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, was eliminated from wild card contention on Wednesday when the New York Islanders beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2. This is the first time they have not qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2006.

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“It’s disappointing,” Crosby said. “That’s the drive when you start training, you start camp. That’s what you play for. When you don’t get the chance it’s disappointing, but it’s something you have to earn. We didn’t.”

VIDEO: PIT @ CBJ: Gaudreau lunges for the OT winner

Letang gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead at 4:28 of the first period on the power play when his shot was deflected from the point at Peeke.

Peeke tied the game 1-1 at 2:12 of the second period, stepping into offensive zone on a face-off. Hunter McCown at the right point.

“We found a way,” Beck said. “It took over 60 minutes, but it’s a big, big push for our group, finding a way to win that game, pull back in the third game and get back there at the end and win it.”

Video: PIT @ CBJ: Peeke’s results in the second half

Jake Guentzel He gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead at 3:53 of the third period, scoring from the top left circle on the power play.

“It’s been a long time since this group has been in this kind of game,” said Penguins coach Mike Sullivan. “I always think there’s something I have to play for. But obviously, when you’re officially eliminated from the playoffs, it’s a completely different experience. In that sense, it’s hard even to assess.”

Notes: Pittsburgh FW Evgeny Malkin Crosby and Crosby each played 82 games this season. This is the third time in 17 NHL seasons that Malkin has played a full season (2007-08 and 2008-09), and the second time in 18 NHL seasons (2017-18) for Crosby. … Crosby has had 60 assists this season, reaching the seventh-season mark and passing Jaromir J├Ąger for second by a Penguin player. Only Mario Lemieux (nine) has more. … Columbus has had 12 players in the squad with fewer than 100 NHL games, including six games with fewer than 20. … Pittsburgh Defense Marcus Peterson He caught three hits in 23:19 of ice time after missing 12 games with a lower body injury. … Hutchinson won for the first time in seven games (1-4-2).

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