Penguins beat Blue Jackets 5-4 in overtime

COLUMBUS (WCMH) –The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Jake Guentzel completed his hat trick in overtime at Nationwide Arena Sunday, giving his team the 5-4 win and mounting the odds further against the Columbus Blue Jackets this postseason.

The Jackets got off to a 3-1 start after the first period, helped by two goals from Cam Atkinson. Two goals from Bryan Rust in the second period tied it up at 3. Guentzel and Brandon Dubinsky each scored in the third period.

It was Guentzel’s first career hat trick.

Zach Werenski took a puck to the face in the second period, shortly before the Penguins scored their third goal. He returned to the ice midway through the third period.

The Penguins now lead the series 3-0.

Game 2 had an ugly finish as Matt Calvert decided to send a physical message to the Penguins and went all in, breaking his stick on a cross check and coming back for more. The NHL announced he will serve a one game suspension. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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