NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 2

Nov. 1, 2013 at 10:33 PM

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Brandon Sutter ignited a three-goal Pittsburgh second period just 70 seconds into the stanza Friday and the Penguins went on to down Columbus 4-2.

Pittsburgh won its third in a row and reached 10 wins in its 14 games this season.

A power-play goal in the first period by Chris Kunitz put the Penguins in front and they then broke the game open with three goals during the first 5:34 of the second.

After Sutter snapped a shot by Sergei Bobrovsky, Kris Letang and Jayson Megna added goals for a 4-0 lead. Bobrovsky was removed after Letang's goal and was replaced by Curtis McElhinney, who allowed a goal on 14 shots.

Derek MacKenzie and Ryan Johansen produced the goals for Columbus, which will host Pittsburgh Saturday.

Marc-Andre Fleury picked up the win by stopping 37-of-39 shots.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback