Columbus Blue Jackets' Oscar Dansk, left, of Sweden, makes a save against Pittsburgh Penguins' Tom Kuhnhacki, of Germany, during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets beat the Penguins 5-4. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rookie defenceman Ryan Murray scored 4:38 into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Sunday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
Murray took a feed from R.J. Umberger and beat backup goalie Jeff Zatkott. Murray was the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NHL draft but missed the season with a shoulder injury.
Chuck Kobasew got Pittsburgh even 4-4 at 13:05 of the third period with a power-play goal—his second tally of the game. Mark Letestu and Cam Atkinson scored 30 seconds apart earlier in the period to give Columbus a 4-3 lead.
Dustin Jeffrey's power-play goal for Pittsburgh had made it 3-2 at 4:19.
Pittsburgh's James Neal opened the scoring 47 seconds in. Columbus' Artem Anisimov and James Wisniewski had goals in the first period.
Marc-Andre Fleury allowed two goals on 12 shots, and Curtis McElhinney made 24 saves for the Blue Jackets in two periods of work.