It was a busy weekend of hockey as the Columbus Blue Jackets took the ice for the first competitive action of the preseason.
First, on Saturday two of the three practice groups faced off in an intrasquad scrimmage at Nationwide Arena, which was open to the public, free of charge. Patrik Laine, Adam Fantilli, Luca Del Bel Belluz, and Roman Ahcan scored as the Blue team shut out the White.
Today, there were two games against the Pittsburgh Penguins, both of which went beyond regulation. The visiting Blue Jackets lost in a shootout in the afternoon in Pittsburgh, 3-2, while the home team this evening in Columbus won 4-3 in overtime.