Blue Jackets Vs. Penguins: Pens and Jackets Scoreless After One Period

After one period, neither the Pittsburgh Penguins, nor the Columbus Blue Jackets were able to open the scoring.

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.

For more on the Pittsburgh Penguins, check out PensBurgh. For everything Columbus Blue Jackets, head on over to The Cannon. For complete coverage of the National Hockey League, check out the SB Nation NHL hub page.

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