Monday, December 11, 2017
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Jackets take out Pens in overtime

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Brandon Dubinsky scored just over a minute into overtime as the Blue Jackets beat the Penguins 2-1 Friday night.

Dubinsky lifted a shot over Penguins goalie Matt Murray as he skated into the slot to win it for the Blue Jackets after a fast, taut game amid a playoff atmosphere at sold-out Nationwide Arena.

Sergei Bobrovsky had 38 saves and Ryan Murray scored in the second period as Columbus moved within a point of Pittsburgh for second place in the rough Metropolitan Division.

Matt Murray made 37 saves and Ian Cole scored for the Penguins, who played the second game of a back-to-back and without two of their top six defensemen. Justin Schultz (concussion) and Olli Maatta (hand surgery) were hurt on hits in Friday's overtime win against the Jets. Maatta is expected to be out six weeks.

The Penguins lost for the first time in four games.

After Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby bounced a slap shot off the post to start the second period, the Blue Jackets struck. William Karlsson pushed the puck out in front the goal and Ryan Murray finished it with a backhander from the slot with 1:33 gone.

The Penguins tied it 6:13 into the period when Cole zinged a wrister from the left point past the glove of Bobrovsky, who was screened by one of his defensemen.

Hurricanes fall: Mikko Rantanen scored with 37 seconds left in overtime and the league-worst Avalanche beat the host Hurricanes 2-1. Colorado has just 16 wins, and six have come in overtime. It has just two regulation wins in 29 games since Dec. 14.

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