Making his NHL debut, Penguin goalie Brad Thiessen stopped all five of the shots he faced and looked comfortable in net, but a lack of offense from the Blue Jackets has helped.
Jack Johnson, who is making his debut with Columbus after being traded from Los Angeles, has registered one hit and one blocked shot.
The Penguins are dominating the shots totals, as expected, outshooting the Jackets 15-5. The Pens also had one of the best scoring opportunities of the period when Columbus goalie Curtis Sanford stopped a Chris Kunitz-Evgeni Malkin 2-on-1 rush.
Neither team saw any power play action in the first.
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