The Penguins and Columbus would play game 3 in Columbus on Sunday. 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. Matt Calvert would be serving a 1 game suspension for his actions in game 2 for the Blue Jackets. Oscar Dansk, Anton Forsberg, Markus Hannikainen, Lauri Korpikoski, Ryan Murray, Markus Nutivaara, Kyle Quincey, and Lukas Sedlak would be the scratches for the Blue Jackets.
Cam Atkinson would score 11 seconds into the game to give the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead. Brandon Dubinsky and Nick Foligno would get the assists. Jake Guentzel would score at 3:17 to tie the game at 1. Ron Hainsey and Sidney Crosby would get the assists. Cam Atkinson would score his 2nd of the game unassisted at 5:02 to make it 2-1 Blue Jackets. Matt Cullen would get called for slashing at 5:39. Zach Werenski would score on the powerplay to make it 3-1. Sam Gagner and Nick Foligno would get the assists. Columbus would have 14 shots to the Penguins 11.
Bryan Rust would score at 5:21 of the second to make it 3-2. Brian Dumoulin and Evgeni Malkin would get the assists. Bryan Rust would score his 2nd of the game at 13:25 to tie the game at 3. Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel would get the assists. The Blue Jackets would get called for too many men on the ice at 16:13. Sam Gagner would serve the penalty. Nick Foligno would get called for interference at 18:54. The Penguins would have 19 shots to the Blue Jackets 8 in the 2nd.
Trevor Daley would get called for hooking at 7:45 of the 3rd. Brandon Dubinsky would get called for cross checking at 10:10. Jake Guentzel would score his 2nd of the game on the powerplay at 11:48 to make it 4-3 Penguins. Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel would get the assists. Brandon Dubinsky would score at 15:11 to tie the game at 4. Jack Johnson and Oliver Bjorkstrand would get the assists. The Penguins would have 10 shots to the Blue Jackets 8 in the 3rd.
With the game tied the Penguins and Blue Jackets would go into Sudden Death Overtime. Jake Guentzel would complete the hat trick with the game winner at 13:10 of Overtime. Sidney Crosby would have the lone assist. The Penguins and Blue Jackets would each have 7 shots in Overtime.
The Penguins would go 1 for 3 on the powerplay and 2 for 3 on the penalty kill. The Penguins 3rd goal would be credited to Evgeni Malkin after the game was over. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 33 saves on 37 shots. Jake Guentzel would have 3 goals. Evgeni Malkin would have a goal and 2 assists. Bryan Rust would have a goal. Sidney Crosby would have 2 assists. Phil Kessel, Brian Dumoulin, and Ron Hainsey would each have an assist. The Penguins have a 3-0 series lead and have a chance to end it Tuesday night in Columbus.