The Penguins and Columbus would play game 2 of the 1st round on Friday with the Penguins having the 1-0 lead in the series. Marc-Andre Fleury would start for the Penguins. Sergei Bobrovsky would start for the Blue Jackets. Josh Archibald, Cameron Gaunce, Chris Kunitz, Matt Murray, Chad Ruhwedel, Tom Sestito, and Mark Streit would be the scratches for the Penguins. Oscar Dansk, Lauri Korpikoski, Ryan Murray, Markus Nutivaara, Kyle Quincey, and Lukas Sedlak would be the scratches for the Blue Jackets.
Sidney Crosby would score his 1st of the playoffs and 8:31 of the first period to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Jake Guentzel and Conor Sheary would get the assists. Columbus would have 12 shots to the Penguins 7 in the 1st.
Brandon Saad would score his 1st of the playoffs a the 7 minute mark of the second period to tie the game at 1. Alexander Wennberg and Seth Jones would have the assists. The penguins would answer 51 seconds later with a goal from Jake Guentzel to make it 2-1. Sidney Crosby and Ian Cole would get the assists. Nick Foligno would get called for holding the stick and Ron Hainsey would get called for holding at 12:26. Brian Dumoulin would get called for holding at 17:34. Brandon Dubinsky would get called for roughing at the end of the period. Columbus would have 16 shots to the Penguins 12 in the 2nd.
Evgeni Malkin would score at 2:01 of the 3rd to make it 3-1. Sidney Crosby and Ian Cole would get the assists. Justin Schultz would get called for holding at 12:04. Patric Hornqvist would add an empty net goal at 19:14. Matt Cullen and Tom Kuhnhackl would get the assists. Matt Calvert would get called for cross checking at 19:25. Boone Jenner would get called slashing and a misconduct at the end of the game. Scott Harrington would get called for a misconduct at the end of the game.
The Penguins would go 0 for 2 on the powerplay and kill 2 for 2 penalties. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 39 saves on 40 shots. Sidney Crosby would have an goal and 2 assists. Jake Guentzel would have a goal and an assist. Patric Hornqvist and Evgeni Malkin would each have a goal. Ian Cole would have 2 assists. Matt Cullen, Tom Kuhnhackl, and Conor Sheary would have an assist. The series now goes to Columbus where game 3 will be on Sunday @ 6 pm.