Blue Jackets handle punchless Penguins 2-1

Blue Jackets handle punchless Penguins 2-1

AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots and narrowly missed his 12th career shutout as the Columbus Blue Jackets held off the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Friday night.

Scott Hartnell scored his team-leading eighth goal for Columbus, which improved to 5-5 under John Tortorella. Brandon Saad picked up his sixth with a power-play goal in the second period that gave the Blue Jackets a commanding two-goal lead.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves for the Penguins but Pittsburgh went 0 for 6 on the power play.

Patric Hornqvist deflected a shot from the point past Bobrovsky with 52 seconds remaining to spoil Bobrovsky's shutout bid. Hornqvist appeared to tie it with 13 seconds left but the referees waved it off after ruling Hornqvist intentionally kicked the puck into the net.

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