2/19/15: Columbus Blue Jackets 2 Pittsburgh Penguins 1

1st Blue Jackets Goal (Hartnell), Even

  • Columbus Contributions
    F. Tyutin – chips the puck down the left-side boards in the Penguins zone after Hornqvist misses a chance to clear it
    A. Wennberg – gets the puck halfway down the left-side boards and passes it towards the slot, where Hartnell is skating to
    S. Hartnell – gets the puck as he’s crossing in front of the crease, stops on a dime to pull the puck back the other way as Fleury is stretching into a split, then slides the puck off of Fleury’s right skate and into the net
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    P. Hornqvist – misses the puck along the boards in the defensive zone when Pouliot throws it up the boards to him, so it goes to Tyutin at the left point in the Penguins zone
    D. Pouliot – loses Hartnell going to the front of the net after the turnover and then doesn’t take the body as he goes to him at the crease, so Hartnell is able to control the puck and slide it in

1st Penguins Goal (Malkin), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    S. Despres – gets a rebound that comes off of Fleury’s chest and moves it to the corner of the Penguins zone before he gets pinned to the boards
    E. Malkin – pulls the puck out of the corner and passes it across the defensive zone to Martin in open ice (cont.), skates to the top of the crease and chips the loose puck over McElhinney’s left arm into the net
    P. Martin – skates through the middle of the neutral zone, into the right side of the Blue Jackets zone, down below the goal line to the right of the net, and slides the puck towards the front of the net where it hits McElhinney and bounces to the front of the crease
  • Columbus Faults
    S. Hartnell – stops short of where Martin throws the puck off of McElhinney, so he’s unable to reach the puck or defend Malkin as the puck bounces out to Malkin and he shoots it into the net


2nd Blue Jackets Goal (Dubinsky), Shorthanded

  • Columbus Contributions
    F. Tyutin – gets the puck in the neutral zone off of an errant Comeau pass, then chips it up the left-side boards for Calvert, who is ready to enter the zone by himself
    M. Calvert – skates into the left side of the Penguins zone and down the left side, cuts towards the front of the net, and loses the puck as Comeau shoves him and Fleury pokes the puck
    B. Dubinsky – gets the loose puck at the top of the crease as Comeau runs into Fleury and shoot it into the net with no opposition
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    B. Comeau – makes an errant pass in the neutral zone too far ahead of Pouliot, so the puck is turned over to Tyutin
    S. Downie – stays a stride ahead of Dubinsky going towards the net, but then does a fly-by to the backside of the net and leaves Dubinsky by himself to get the puck and shoot it into the net from the top of the crease

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