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Blue Jackets handle punchless Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots and narrowly missed his 12th career shutout as the Blue Jackets held off the Penguins 2-1 Friday night.

Scott Hartnell scored his team-leading eighth goal for Columbus, which improved to 5-5-0 under John Tortorella. Patric Hornqvist deflected a shot from the point past Bobrovsky with 52 seconds remaining to spoil Bobrovsky's shutout bid. Pittsburgh was 0-for-6 on the power play.

Around the league: Joe Pavelski scored his ninth goal of the season as the Sharks beat the host Red Wings 3-2. Center Pavel Datsyuk made his season debut for Detroit after missing the first 15 games due to offseason ankle surgery.

Khabibulin retires: Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, a four-time All-Star who backstopped the Lightning to its only Stanley Cup in 2004, ended his playing career, Russian news outlet Championat reported. Khabibulin, 42, hadn't played in the NHL since 2013-14 with the Blackhawks.

Around the league: Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog was suspended for two games for an illegal check on Bruins forward Brad Marchand on Thursday. Marchand was fined $5,000 for then punching Landeskog in the face. … Red Wings forward Teemu Pulkkinen became the first player to be fined for diving this season. He was docked $2,000.

Blue Jackets 0 2 0 2
at Penguins 0 0 1 1

FirstNone. PenaltiesCampbell, Clm (tripping), 8:12; Kunitz, Pit (tripping), 13:19.

Second1, Clm, Hartnell 8 (Saad, Goloubef), 11:08. 2, Clm, Saad 6 (R.Murray, Foligno), 12:49 (pp). PenaltiesHornqvist, Pit (tripping), 4:13; Connauton, Clm (tripping), 5:21; Malkin, Pit (tripping), 11:22; Johansen, Clm (interference), 14:28; Kunitz, Pit (hooking), 16:19; Tyutin, Clm (interference), 19:01.

Third3, Pit, Hornqvist 4 (Letang, Perron), 19:02. PenaltiesConnauton, Clm (hooking), 8:17; Connauton, Clm (holding), 10:57. Shots on GoalClm 10-10-8—28. Pit 5-10-14—29. Power-play opportunitiesClm 1 of 4; Pit 0 of 6. GoaliesClm, Bobrovsky 5-9-0 (29 shots-28 saves). Pit, Fleury 8-6-0 (28-26).

Flames 0 1 1 1 3
at Capitals 0 0 2 0 2

FirstNone. PenaltiesCarlson, Was (delay of game), 7:16.

Second1, Cal, Frolik 4 (Bennett), 7:35. PenaltiesGiordano, Cal (interference), 14:10; Oshie, Was (interference), 14:22.

Third2, Cal, Monahan 5 (Hudler, Wideman), 1:32. 3, Wash, Latta 1 (Laich, Alzner), 5:41. 4, Wash, Beagle 3 (Burakovsky, Niskanen), 15:12. PenaltiesBollig, Cal, served by Jones, minor-major (rough, fight), 2:28; T.Wilson, Was, major (fight), 2:28.

OT5, Cal, Monahan 6 (Brodie, D.Hamilton), 1:40. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalCal 11-9-7-2—29. Wash 9-10-15-2—36. PP opportunitiesCal 0 of 2; Wash 0 of 2. GoaliesCal, Ramo 4-6-0 (36 shots-34 saves). Wash, Grubauer 2-0-1 (29-26).

Sharks 2 1 0 3
at Red Wings 1 0 1 2

First1, Det, Tatar 4 (Larkin, Kronwall), 3:13. 2, SJ, Karlsson 1 (Thornton, Tennyson), 7:41. 3, SJ, Nieto 3 (Dillon, Vlasic), 17:52. PenaltiesEricsson, Det (tripping), 3:53; Wingels, SJ (holding), 5:20; Ward, SJ (tripping), 8:56.

Second4, SJ, Pavelski 9 (Martin, Braun), 10:23. PenaltiesThornton, SJ (rough), 19:03; Glendening, Det (roughing), 19:03.

Third5, Det, Pulkkinen 5 (Kindl, Tatar), 18:08. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalSJ 7-4-3—14. Det 10-12-6—28. Power-play opportunitiesSJ 0 of 1; Det 0 of 2. GoaliesSJ, Jones 7-5-0 (28 shots-26 saves). Det, Howard 3-4-1 (14-11).

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