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PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jean-Francois Berube and Jet Greaves made 20 and eight saves, respectively, to help the Columbus Blue Jackets win a 3-0 shutout against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.

Yegor Chinakhov opened the scoring at 16:28 in the game and Adam Boqvist’s pre-season debut at 4:10 of the third took the lead to 2-0. Emil Bemstrom’s wrist shot at 17:43 of the third ended the score.

Despite dominating Columbus for most of the game, the Penguins lost because they couldn’t resolve the Blue Jackets’ goaltending tandem.

The beleaguered Penguins No. 1 goaltender Tristian Jarry suffered loss. Jarry finished with eight saves in 31:34 of play. He was replaced by Filip Lindberg, who stopped 12 of 13 shots.

Pittsburgh did not have its full star-studded roster for the show season opener as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin recover from surgery. Crosby underwent left wrist surgery on September 8 and is expected to miss six weeks while Malkin will miss the first two months of the season after undergoing knee surgery.

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