Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/22/2014
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 4:00 PM on NBCS, CBC, RDS, FSOH
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
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The Pittsburgh Penguins were able to score three goals in just over two minutes in the third period to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Monday night. The Penguins now have a 2-1 series lead going into Game 4 on Wednesday night.
The Blue Jackets started the game about as well as they could have hoped, scoring just 1:38 into the first period on a Boone Jenner goal. Less than two minutes later, defenseman Jack Johnson put the hosts up 2-0 with his third goal of the series.
The Penguins got one back late in the second period through a Brooks Orpik goal, which was assisted by Beau Bennett and Paul Martin.
The Blue Jackets looked like they were on their way to a win after Cam Atkinson made it 3-1 early in the third period, but then the Penguins found their offensive touch. Brandon Sutter scored his second of the series at the 5:53 mark, then Lee Stempniak was able to tie it up just over a minute later. About a minute after that, Jussi Jokinen scored the eventual game-winner with his second of the series.
Bennett and Martin had two assists apiece for the Penguins, while goalie Marc-Andre Fleury saved 17 of the 20 shots he faced.
Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky took the loss, but he had a solid game in net by making 37 saves.
Pittsburgh is 23-18 straight up on the road this season
Pittsburgh is 16-21-4 against the over/under on the road this season
Columbus is 22-19 straight up at home this season
Columbus is 21-18-2 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
12/23/13 RW Pascal Dupuis Knee out for season
03/29/14 C Marcel Goc Foot expected to miss series vs. Columbus
10/17/13 LW Cody Bass Thumb out indefinitely
04/21/14 D Fedor Tyutin Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful
04/20/14 LW Nick Foligno Knee is upgraded to probable
04/11/14 RW Nathan Horton Abdominal expected to miss 6 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus
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