NHL SUMMARY



NHL SUMMARY
LATE TUESDAY
BLUE JACKETS 5, PENGUINS 2
At Columbus
Pittsburgh110--2
Columbus032--5
First Period--1, Pittsburgh, Primeau 4 (Nieminen, LaCouture), 6:21. Penalties--Wright, Clm (boarding), 12:50; Kovalev, Pit (hooking), 13:20; Sivek, Pit (tripping), 18:24; Sanderson, Clm (high-sticking), 18:41.
Second Period--2, Pittsburgh, Sivek 2 (Rozsival, Jonsson), 2:37 (pp). 3, Columbus, Sillinger 7 (Whitney), 10:52. 4, Columbus, Vyborny 8 (Nash, Pirjeta), 14:55 (pp). 5, Columbus, Cassels 9 (Sillinger, Spacek), 15:53 (pp). Penalties--Westcott, Clm (tripping), 1:13; Sivek, Pit (holding stick), 13:12; Manderville, Pit (slashing), 14:55; Hedberg, Pit, served by Kraft (slashing), 17:21; Nash, Clm (hooking), 19:23.
Third Period--6, Columbus, Sanderson 20 (Whitney, Cassels), 4:03 (pp). 7, Columbus, Cassels 10 (Whitney, Sillinger), 19:37 (en). Penalties--Cassels, Clm (closing hand on puck), 1:40; Hrdina, Pit (high-sticking), 3:05; Klesla, Clm (holding stick), 7:11; LaCouture, Pit (goalie interference), 10:40; Sivek, Pit (hooking), 15:45.
Shots on goal--Pittsburgh 7-10-15--32. Columbus 11-14-9--34.
Power-play Opportunities--Pittsburgh 1 of 6; Columbus 3 of 8.
Goalies--Pittsburgh, Hedberg 11-10-3 (33 shots-29 saves). Columbus, Denis 13-20-3 (32-30).
A--18,136 (18,136).
Referees--Rob Martell, Chris Rooney. Linesmen--Troy Sartison, Anthony Sericolo.
AHL STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
East Division
WLTOTLPtsGFGA
Bridgeport181171449791
Binghamton1811414110082
Hartford15126238127108
Albany121563338392
Springfield1519203293120
North Division
WLTOTLPtsGFGA
Providence2196250126111
Manchester217334812291
Worcester17136141126105
Portland1713344110689
Lowell826301986139
Canadian Division
WLTOTLPtsGFGA
Hamilton276325914376
Manitoba17153037105102
St. John's11222125108135
Saint John1019212381103
WESTERN CONFERENCE
West Division
WLTOTLPtsGFGA
Houston2210204611491
Utah19142141111110
Milwaukee14116337109107
Chicago1613123510497
San Antonio1215523185101
Central Division
WLTOTLPtsGFGA
Grand Rapids209424610183
Rochester1412823810296
Cincinnati1017643099122
Syracuse1119312681111
Cleveland1121222692131
South Division
WLTOTLPtsGFGA
Norfolk20122345106100
Hershey171061419383
Wilkes-Barre15152335105112
Philadelphia131612297790
Two points are awarded for a victory; one point for ties and overtime losses.
Wednesday's Game
Portland 6, Saint John 2
Today's Games
Binghamton at Hamilton, 7 p.m.
Norfolk at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Chicago at Milwaukee, 7:12 p.m.
Rochester at San Antonio, 8 p.m.
Manitoba at Utah, 9 p.m.
Friday's Games
Worcester at Saint John, 6:30 p.m.
Springfield at St. John's, 6:35 p.m.
Hamilton at Albany, 7 p.m.
Lowell at Hartford, 7:05 p.m.
Wilkes-Barre at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
Norfolk at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m.
Hershey at Bridgeport, 7:35 p.m.
Grand Rapids at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Rochester at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

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