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Penguins romp by Blue Jackets 4-2

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WILL GRAVES | November 1, 2013 09:44 PM EST | AP


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Kunitz scored for the third straight game and the Pittsburgh Penguins had little trouble with the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 4-2 win on Friday night.

Brandon Sutter, Kris Letang and Jason Megna also scored for Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby recorded an assist to push his point total to an NHL-leading 22. Marc-Andre Fleury made 37 saves and earned his 10th win, tops in the league.

Derek MacKenzie and Ryan Johansen scored for Columbus but the Blue Jackets couldn't match Pittsburgh's firepower. Reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky allowed three goals on 13 shots before being pulled early in the second period in favor of backup Curtis McElhinney.

Bobrovsky entered the game 5-1-1 in his last seven games against Pittsburgh, all while playing for Philadelphia. He struggled from the opening faceoff, and his night ended when he mishandled a slap shot from Letang that found its way into the net.

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