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Murray scores late in OT to lift Jackets over Pens

Sunday - 9/15/2013, 9:48pm  ET

Columbus Blue Jackets' Ryan Murray, right, celebrates his game-winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with teammate James Wisniewski during the overtime 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 (AP) -- Rookie defenseman 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.


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