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.
GALLERY: Blue Jackets fans at Nationwide Arena for Game 3
GALLERY: Blue Jackets fans at Nationwide Arena for Game 3 x
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.