The Pittsburgh Penguins (48-19-11) played the Columbus Blue Jackets (49-21-8) on Tuesday night for the last home game of the regular season. Matt Murray would start for the Penguins. Sergei Bobrovsky would start for the Blue Jackets. Chris Kunitz, Cameron Gaunce, Tom Sestito, Carl Hagelin, and Evgeni Malkin would be the scratches for the Penguins. Zach Werenski, Matt Calvert, Ryan Murphy, Lauri Korpikoski, and Lukas Sedlak would be the scratches for the Blue Jackets.
Alexander Wennberg would get called for hooking at 4:23 of the 1st period. The Blue Jackets would get called for too many men on the ice at 10:44. Sam Gagner would serve the penalty. Carter Rowney would score at 18:51 to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Scott Wilson would get the lone assist. The Penguins and Blue Jackets would each have 10 shots in the 1st.
Patric Hornqvist would score his 20th of the season at 9:26 of the 2nd to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead. Tom Kuhnhackl would get the lone assist. Boone Jenner and Josh Archibald would each get roughing penalties at 11:53. Brian Dumoulin would score his 1st of the year at 12:30 to make it 3-0. Jake Guentzel and Sidney Crosby would get the assists. The Blue Jackets would have 16 shots to the Penguins 11.
Jake Guentzel would score 33 seconds into the 3rd to make it 4-0. Justin Schultz and Sidney Crosby would get the assists. Nick Foligno would get called for high sticking at 9:31. Brandon Dubinsky would score shorthanded at 10:20 to make it 4-1. Columbus would have 13 shots to the Penguins 6 int the 3rd period.
The Penguins would 0 for 3 on the powerplay giving up a shorthanded goal. The Penguins would kill off the only penalty they had. Matt Murray would make 38 saves on 39 shots. Jake Guentzel would have a goal and an assist. Carter Rowney, Patric Hornqvist, and Brian Dumoulin would each have a goal. Sidney Crosby would have 2 assists. Scott Wilson, Tom Kuhnhackl, and Justin Schultz would each have an assist. The Penguins play at the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.