Blue Jackets open exhibition season by shutting out Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-0

THE STARS OF THE GAME

The Blue Jackets, with a bunch of new names and young players, opened the preseason by shutting out the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-0 on the road.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

*The younger Jackets were outplayed and outpossessed by the Penguins who played several of their veteran players.

*Yegor Chinakhov scored a goal in his first preseason game

*Free agent camp invitee Jean-Francois Berube, played well. Faced 20 shots in 31:55 of action

*Adam Boqvist scored his first CBJ goal in the 3rd period for a 2-0 lead

*Team started slow. It took 11 minutes before the Jackets got a shot on goal

*Columbus outshot in the first period, 13-3

*CBJ outshot the Penguins 11-6 in the 3rd period

*Pittsburgh finished with a 28-23 edge in shots on goal

* The CBJ penalty kill finished 5-for-5, while the power play was 0-3

* Sillinger was given a second assist on Chinakhov’s first-period goal and finished second on the team with four shots on goal

* Danforth got the second assist on the Boqvist goal, giving him two points on the night.

*The roster for the Pittsburgh game:

Forwards

11 Kevin Stenlund

15 Gregory Hofmann

17 Justin Danforth

19 Liam Foudy

21 Josh Dunne

23 Brendan Gaunce

34 Cole Sillinger

37 Adam Helewka

42 Alexandre Texier

52 Emil Bemstrom

59 Yegor Chinakhov

85 Navrin Mutter

Defensemen

Andrew Peeke

Scott Harrington

27 Adam Boqvist

43 Mikko Lehtonen

81 Stanislav Svozil

94 Ole Julian Bjorgvik-Holm

Goaltenders

30 Jean-Francois Berube

60 Jet Greaves

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