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BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Pittsburgh 3, Columbus 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, December 21, 2017
Where: PPG PAINTS Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Referees: Wes McCauley, Francois St. Laurent
Linesmen: Michel Cormier, Derek Nansen
Attendance: 18625
Final Scoring Summary
 
Final OT123OTT
Columbus 01102
Pittsburgh 0021SO3
Periods:
  • All
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • OT
  • SO
1
Columbus   Pittsburgh
  0:00 Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Pierre-Luc Dubois.
Takeaway by Seth Jones. 0:33  
  0:37 Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Pierre-Luc Dubois.
  0:41 Olli Maatta shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  1:03 Carl Hagelin hits Josh Anderson.
  1:18 Patric Hornqvist hits Alexander Wennberg.
Boone Jenner shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 1:21  
  1:22 Riley Sheahan wins the faceoff against Nick Foligno.
Nick Foligno hits Matt Hunwick. 1:29  
  1:37 Riley Sheahan hits Scott Harrington.
  1:57 Jamie Oleksiak hits Oliver Bjorkstrand.
David Savard blocks shot Ryan Reaves shoots 2:25  
Alexander Wennberg blocks shot from Carter Rowney. 2:25  
  2:26 Carter Rowney shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
David Savard hits Bryan Rust. 2:37  
  2:53 Shot by Kris Letang misses the net
  2:59 Carter Rowney hits Jack Johnson.
Alexander Wennberg wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 2:59  
  3:09 Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Pierre-Luc Dubois.
  3:22 Chad Ruhwedel shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Josh Anderson hits Brian Dumoulin. 3:43  
Seth Jones shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 3:43  
Nick Foligno blocks shot from Jamie Oleksiak. 3:54  
Matt Calvert wins the faceoff against Evgeni Malkin. 3:55  
  3:59 Patric Hornqvist shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  4:22 Jamie Oleksiak hits Oliver Bjorkstrand.
Lukas Sedlak wins the faceoff against Bryan Rust. 4:24  
Lukas Sedlak hits Ryan Reaves. 5:07  
  5:18 Riley Sheahan wins the faceoff against Alexander Wennberg.
Alexander Wennberg wins the faceoff against Riley Sheahan. 5:26  
Gabriel Carlsson hits Conor Sheary. 5:50  
  6:01 Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Alexander Wennberg.
Pierre-Luc Dubois wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 6:16  
Artemi Panarin shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 6:21  
Pierre-Luc Dubois hits Kris Letang. 6:28  
Josh Anderson shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 6:32  
  6:47 Sidney Crosby hits Pierre-Luc Dubois.
Artemi Panarin shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 6:56  
  7:11 Shot by Jamie Oleksiak misses the net
  7:28 Patric Hornqvist shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  7:30 Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Alexander Wennberg.
Boone Jenner hits Olli Maatta. 7:55  
  8:00 Evgeni Malkin hits Alexander Wennberg.
  8:35 Takeaway by Sidney Crosby.
Pierre-Luc Dubois shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 8:57  
  9:03 Brian Dumoulin blocks shot from Josh Anderson.
Josh Anderson hits Jake Guentzel. 9:09  
  9:20 Jamie Oleksiak hits Markus Hannikainen.
  9:27 Carl Hagelin shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Lukas Sedlak wins the faceoff against Riley Sheahan. 9:28  
Gabriel Carlsson blocks shot from Carl Hagelin. 9:43  
  9:48 Jamie Oleksiak hits Sonny Milano.
  10:13 Carter Rowney hits Jack Johnson.
  10:15 Bryan Rust hits David Savard.
David Savard hits Ryan Reaves. 10:30  
Nick Foligno hits Olli Maatta. 10:34  
David Savard hits Bryan Rust. 10:48  
Giveaway by Jack Johnson. 10:52  
Nick Foligno blocks shot from Ryan Reaves. 10:54  
  10:55 Shot by Ryan Reaves misses the net
Nick Foligno hits Evgeni Malkin. 11:00  
  11:18 Shot by Carl Hagelin misses the net
Boone Jenner hits Jamie Oleksiak. 11:46  
Boone Jenner shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 11:57  
Pierre-Luc Dubois wins the faceoff against Phil Kessel. 11:59  
  12:03 Riley Sheahan blocks shot from Artemi Panarin.
  12:09 Conor Sheary shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  12:11 Riley Sheahan shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  12:21 Phil Kessel shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  12:26 Matt Hunwick shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  12:44 Kris Letang hits Josh Anderson.
  12:48 Giveaway by Sidney Crosby.
Boone Jenner shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 12:49  
Boone Jenner wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 12:51  
Scott Harrington blocks shot from Jake Guentzel. 13:05  
Scott Harrington blocks shot from Brian Dumoulin. 13:14  
  13:20 Shot by Dominik Simon misses the net
  13:30 Jake Guentzel shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Boone Jenner blocks shot from Kris Letang. 13:36  
  14:30 Chad Ruhwedel hits Matt Calvert.
  14:40 Giveaway by Chad Ruhwedel.
Markus Nutivaara hits Carter Rowney. 15:03  
  15:23 Ryan Reaves hits Markus Hannikainen.
  15:27 Ryan Reaves penalty for fighting against Lukas Sedlak - 5 mins (Major).
Lukas Sedlak penalty for fighting against Ryan Reaves - 5 mins (Major). 15:27  
Lukas Sedlak penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Ryan Reaves. Served by Oliver Bjorkstrand. 15:27  
Nick Foligno wins the faceoff against Evgeni Malkin. 15:27  
  15:44 Evgeni Malkin shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Alexander Wennberg wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 16:02  
  16:24 Phil Kessel shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Matt Calvert wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 16:24  
Boone Jenner wins the faceoff against Jake Guentzel. 16:33  
Nick Foligno wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 16:56  
  17:23 Olli Maatta shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Boone Jenner wins the faceoff against Carl Hagelin. 17:24  
Pierre-Luc Dubois wins the faceoff against Riley Sheahan. 17:29  
  17:53 Giveaway by Brian Dumoulin.
  18:26 Sidney Crosby penalty for delay of game - 2 mins (Minor).
  18:26 Carter Rowney wins the faceoff against Alexander Wennberg.
  18:31 Brian Dumoulin shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  19:03 Matt Hunwick hits Pierre-Luc Dubois.
  19:14 Olli Maatta hits Alexander Wennberg.
Shot by Cam Atkinson misses the net 19:16  
  19:24 Matt Hunwick blocks shot from Cam Atkinson.
Shot by Josh Anderson misses the net 19:57  
2
Columbus   Pittsburgh
  0:00 Riley Sheahan wins the faceoff against Pierre-Luc Dubois.
Pierre-Luc Dubois hits Riley Sheahan. 0:15  
  0:53 Giveaway by Olli Maatta.
  1:04 Jake Guentzel hits Alexander Wennberg.
Shot by Boone Jenner misses the net 1:14  
Boone Jenner wins the faceoff against Riley Sheahan. 1:15  
Jack Johnson shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 1:19  
  1:20 Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Boone Jenner.
Nick Foligno wins the faceoff against Riley Sheahan. 2:00  
Oliver Bjorkstrand hits Riley Sheahan. 2:18  
  2:19 Takeaway by Riley Sheahan.
  3:11 Olli Maatta hits Markus Hannikainen.
  3:18 Dominik Simon blocks shot from Seth Jones.
  3:37 Dominik Simon shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  3:38 Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Pierre-Luc Dubois.
  3:43 Shot by Kris Letang misses the net
  3:48 Kris Letang shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Boone Jenner wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 3:49  
  4:02 Shot by Jake Guentzel misses the net
  4:07 Jake Guentzel shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
David Savard hits Sidney Crosby. 4:14  
David Savard shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 4:26  
  4:27 Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Nick Foligno.
Nick Foligno shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 4:44  
Shot by Scott Harrington misses the net 4:57  
Gabriel Carlsson hits Carl Hagelin. 5:03  
Matt Calvert hits Carl Hagelin. 5:05  
Boone Jenner wins the faceoff against Evgeni Malkin. 5:20  
  5:26 Patric Hornqvist blocks shot from Seth Jones.
Shot by Boone Jenner misses the net 5:46  
  6:20 Conor Sheary shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
David Savard hits Conor Sheary. 6:25  
  6:28 Shot by Phil Kessel misses the net
Shot by Artemi Panarin misses the net 6:43  
Pierre-Luc Dubois hits Carter Rowney. 6:53  
Gabriel Carlsson shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 7:05  
  7:07 Kris Letang blocks shot from Artemi Panarin.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scores. Assisted by Artemi Panarin and Gabriel Carlsson. 7:09  
  7:09 Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Nick Foligno.
  7:22 Jake Guentzel shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Markus Nutivaara blocks shot from Olli Maatta. 7:26  
  7:58 Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Boone Jenner.
Alexander Wennberg wins the faceoff against Evgeni Malkin. 8:16  
Takeaway by Boone Jenner. 8:29  
Boone Jenner shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 8:41  
Pierre-Luc Dubois wins the faceoff against Riley Sheahan. 8:42  
Josh Anderson hits Carl Hagelin. 8:50  
  8:56 Riley Sheahan hits Markus Nutivaara.
  8:56 Shot by Patric Hornqvist misses the net
  9:04 Patric Hornqvist penalty for elbowing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Markus Nutivaara.
Pierre-Luc Dubois wins the faceoff against Carter Rowney. 9:04  
  9:28 Brian Dumoulin blocks shot from Alexander Wennberg.
  9:59 Olli Maatta hits Seth Jones.
Alexander Wennberg shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 10:29  
Oliver Bjorkstrand shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 11:04  
  11:10 Brian Dumoulin hits Nick Foligno.
  11:37 Kris Letang shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Lukas Sedlak wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 11:38  
  11:43 Jake Guentzel hits David Savard.
  11:44 Chad Ruhwedel hits Matt Calvert.
  11:53 Olli Maatta hits Boone Jenner.
  11:55 Sidney Crosby shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  12:02 Chad Ruhwedel blocks shot from Boone Jenner.
Pierre-Luc Dubois wins the faceoff against Evgeni Malkin. 12:13  
Pierre-Luc Dubois wins the faceoff against Evgeni Malkin. 12:25  
Pierre-Luc Dubois hits Brian Dumoulin. 12:33  
Seth Jones penalty for interference - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Evgeni Malkin. 12:55  
Boone Jenner wins the faceoff against Jake Guentzel. 12:55  
  13:37 Patric Hornqvist shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  13:50 Shot by Kris Letang misses the net
Jack Johnson blocks shot from Evgeni Malkin. 14:17  
Cam Atkinson shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 14:38  
  14:53 Evgeni Malkin shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Josh Anderson shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 15:05  
Shot by Josh Anderson misses the net 15:24  
  15:36 Carter Rowney hits Josh Anderson.
Shot by Markus Hannikainen misses the net 15:55  
  16:35 Jake Guentzel shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  16:36 Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Boone Jenner.
Jack Johnson blocks shot from Evgeni Malkin. 16:57  
  16:59 Evgeni Malkin shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  17:00 Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Boone Jenner.
Alexander Wennberg hits Brian Dumoulin. 17:12  
  17:24 Bryan Rust hits Boone Jenner.
  17:32 Jake Guentzel hits Boone Jenner.
  18:03 Riley Sheahan wins the faceoff against Nick Foligno.
Matt Calvert hits Jamie Oleksiak. 18:13  
Scott Harrington shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 18:29  
  18:56 Shot by Carl Hagelin misses the net
Oliver Bjorkstrand hits Olli Maatta. 19:04  
  19:28 Evgeni Malkin shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  19:30 Phil Kessel shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Nick Foligno penalty for fighting against Evgeni Malkin - 5 mins (Major). 19:31  
  19:31 Evgeni Malkin penalty for fighting against Nick Foligno - 5 mins (Major).
Josh Anderson wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 19:31  
  19:55 Sidney Crosby shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  19:57 Shot by Phil Kessel misses the net
  20:00 Jake Guentzel shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  20:00 Sidney Crosby penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Seth Jones.
  20:00 Sidney Crosby penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Seth Jones.
Seth Jones penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Sidney Crosby. 20:00  
Seth Jones penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Sidney Crosby. 20:00  
Boone Jenner penalty for cross checking - 5 mins (Major). Drawn by Jake Guentzel. Served by Sonny Milano. 20:00  
Boone Jenner penalty for game misconduct - 10 mins (Misconduct). 20:00  
  20:00 Kris Letang penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Boone Jenner.
3
Columbus   Pittsburgh
  0:00 Riley Sheahan wins the faceoff against Alexander Wennberg.
  0:22 Shot by Riley Sheahan misses the net
Giveaway by Markus Nutivaara. 0:23  
Giveaway by Jack Johnson. 0:50  
  0:56 Chad Ruhwedel hits Artemi Panarin.
Pierre-Luc Dubois shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 1:33  
Takeaway by Pierre-Luc Dubois. 1:36  
Scott Harrington shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 1:38  
Lukas Sedlak wins the faceoff against Riley Sheahan. 1:39  
  2:13 Kris Letang shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Lukas Sedlak wins the faceoff against Jake Guentzel. 2:14  
  2:25 Patric Hornqvist scores a power play goal. Assisted by Phil Kessel and Kris Letang.
  2:25 Jake Guentzel wins the faceoff against Alexander Wennberg.
Jack Johnson blocks shot from Jake Guentzel. 2:43  
Lukas Sedlak wins the faceoff against Riley Sheahan. 3:20  
  3:25 Shot by Jamie Oleksiak misses the net
Lukas Sedlak shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 3:39  
  4:39 Giveaway by Kris Letang.
  4:52 Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Pierre-Luc Dubois.
  4:59 Kris Letang shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  5:09 Brian Dumoulin shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Pierre-Luc Dubois wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 5:10  
Nick Foligno wins the faceoff against Evgeni Malkin. 5:44  
David Savard hits Riley Sheahan. 6:41  
Lukas Sedlak wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 6:44  
  7:09 Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Pierre-Luc Dubois.
Josh Anderson blocks shot from Evgeni Malkin. 7:38  
  7:42 Shot by Chad Ruhwedel misses the net
  7:48 Shot by Phil Kessel misses the net
  7:51 Conor Sheary shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  7:52 Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Nick Foligno.
Nick Foligno wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 8:15  
Shot by Seth Jones misses the net 8:19  
  8:23 Jamie Oleksiak hits Nick Foligno.
Markus Nutivaara shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 8:27  
  8:36 Riley Sheahan wins the faceoff against Alexander Wennberg.
  8:54 Shot by Carl Hagelin misses the net
  9:00 Takeaway by Carl Hagelin.
  9:02 Kris Letang shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
David Savard hits Patric Hornqvist. 9:06  
  9:07 Riley Sheahan hits Jack Johnson.
  9:35 Conor Sheary penalty for hooking - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Pierre-Luc Dubois.
Pierre-Luc Dubois wins the faceoff against Riley Sheahan. 9:35  
Shot by Artemi Panarin misses the net 10:27  
Sonny Milano shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 11:23  
  12:00 Takeaway by Evgeni Malkin.
  12:41 Matt Hunwick blocks shot from Scott Harrington.
Alexander Wennberg wins the faceoff against Evgeni Malkin. 13:07  
  13:13 Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Alexander Wennberg.
Takeaway by Seth Jones. 13:22  
Josh Anderson wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 13:43  
  14:09 Bryan Rust shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  14:15 Bryan Rust hits Pierre-Luc Dubois.
Josh Anderson penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Kris Letang. 14:20  
  14:20 Kris Letang penalty for cross checking - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Josh Anderson.
Pierre-Luc Dubois wins the faceoff against Evgeni Malkin. 14:20  
Markus Nutivaara shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 14:40  
  14:41 Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Artemi Panarin.
Lukas Sedlak wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 14:46  
Team penalty for Columbus face-off violation - 2 mins (Minor). Served by Artemi Panarin. 14:46  
Shot by Matt Calvert misses the net 14:58  
  15:01 Sidney Crosby shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  15:03 Evgeni Malkin scores a power play goal. Assisted by Sidney Crosby.
  15:03 Riley Sheahan wins the faceoff against Cam Atkinson.
  15:27 Takeaway by Riley Sheahan.
  15:51 Riley Sheahan wins the faceoff against Pierre-Luc Dubois.
  15:51 Team penalty for Pittsburgh too many men on ice - 2 mins (Minor). Served by Conor Sheary.
Artemi Panarin scores a power play goal. Assisted by Seth Jones and Pierre-Luc Dubois. 16:14  
  16:14 Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Pierre-Luc Dubois.
  16:58 Shot by Jake Guentzel misses the net
  17:03 Bryan Rust hits Jack Johnson.
Matt Calvert shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 17:22  
Nick Foligno wins the faceoff against Riley Sheahan. 17:24  
  17:45 Takeaway by Riley Sheahan.
Markus Nutivaara hits Patric Hornqvist. 17:52  
  18:03 Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Pierre-Luc Dubois.
  18:26 Giveaway by Kris Letang.
Takeaway by Seth Jones. 18:59  
Takeaway by Seth Jones. 19:08  
  19:23 Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Pierre-Luc Dubois.
  19:43 Jamie Oleksiak blocks shot from Artemi Panarin.
Pierre-Luc Dubois wins the faceoff against Riley Sheahan. 19:44  
  19:52 Carl Hagelin shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
1 OT
Columbus   Pittsburgh
Nick Foligno wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby. 0:00  
  0:09 Shot by Jake Guentzel misses the net
  0:37 Giveaway by Kris Letang.
Nick Foligno shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 0:49  
Seth Jones blocks shot from Evgeni Malkin. 0:57  
Pierre-Luc Dubois shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 1:11  
Jack Johnson shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 1:18  
  1:21 Takeaway by Phil Kessel.
  1:36 Shot by Phil Kessel misses the net
  2:49 Shot by Sidney Crosby misses the net
  3:33 Evgeni Malkin shoots Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
  3:34 Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Nick Foligno.
Takeaway by Nick Foligno. 3:43  
Takeaway by Jack Johnson. 4:11  
Pierre-Luc Dubois shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 4:23  
  4:29 Giveaway by Evgeni Malkin.
Shot by Artemi Panarin misses the net 4:35  
  4:40 Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Pierre-Luc Dubois.
  4:58 Giveaway by Sidney Crosby.
Artemi Panarin shoots Saved by Matt Murray. 4:59  
Shootout
Round 1
PIT Evgeni Malkin scores on shootout attempt.
Round 2
CLB Cam Atkinson scores on shootout attempt.
Round 3
PIT Shootout attempt by Sidney Crosby. Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Round 4
CLB Artemi Panarin misses the net.
Round 5
PIT Shootout attempt by Phil Kessel. Saved by Sergei Bobrovsky.
Round 6
CLB Shootout attempt by Jack Johnson. Saved by Matt Murray.
Round 7
PIT Kris Letang scores on shootout attempt.
Round 8
CLB Oliver Bjorkstrand misses the net.