Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/25/2014
Saturday, April 26, 7:00 PM on CBC, RDS, ROOT
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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The Columbus Blue Jackets were able to come back from three goals down to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday night to tie the series at two games apiece. The Blue Jackets out-shot the Penguins 46-25 on the night and also outhit them 51-37.
Six minutes into the first period, Craig Adams put the Penguins on the board first with a shorthanded goal off of assists by Brandon Sutter and Paul Martin. Chris Kunitz was able to double the visitors' lead four minutes later when he scored on the power play. James Neal made it 3-0 less than a minute after that, but Boone Jenner got one back before the end of the period on a power-play goal of his own.
Columbus' Ryan Johansen scored the lone goal of the second period on a power-play tally, which was assisted by Artem Anisimov and Brandon Dubinsky. Dubinsky was able to score the game-tying goal with 34 seconds left in the third off of a fantastic backhanded pass by Johansen.
In the overtime period, Nick Foligno scored the winner when his wrist shot was able to beat Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury.
Defenseman James Wisniewski had two assists for the Blue Jackets, while goalie Sergei Bobrovsky had 22 saves in the win.
Pittsburgh's Paul Martin ended up with two assists in the loss. Fleury finished with a .913 save percentage after saving 42 of the 46 shots he faced.
Columbus is 21-20 straight up on the road this season
Columbus is 17-21-2 against the over/under on the road this season
Pittsburgh is 28-12 straight up at home this season
Pittsburgh is 21-18-2 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
10/17/13 LW Cody Bass Thumb out indefinitely
04/24/14 D Ryan Murray Foot questionable Saturday vs. Pittsburgh
04/23/14 D Fedor Tyutin Upper Body questionable Saturday vs. Pittsburgh
04/11/14 RW Nathan Horton Abdominal expected to miss 6 weeks
12/23/13 RW Pascal Dupuis Knee out for season
04/23/14 C Marcel Goc Foot questionable Saturday vs. Columbus
04/23/14 RW Brian Gibbons Shoulder questionable Saturday vs. Columbus
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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