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Kasperi Kapanen, Andrew Ebbett score in first period, Penguins beat Blue Jackets 2-1

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PITTSBURGH — Kasperi Kapanen and Andrew Ebbett scored in the first period to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Saturday in an exhibition game.

Penguins forward Sidney Crosby was expected to make his preseason debut, but skipped the game because of the death of his grandmother.

PHOTO: The puck gets past Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, left, and Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Blake Comeau on a shot by Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen for a goal in the first period of the NHL pre-season hockey game, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
The puck gets past Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, left, and Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Blake Comeau on a shot by Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen for a goal in the first period of the NHL pre-season hockey game, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Kapanen roofed a shot past goalie Sergei Bobrovsky on a power play at 5:52, and Andrew Ebbett scored 5:52 later. Marc-Andre Fleury has 18 saves for Pittsburgh (2-2-0).

Former Penguins forward Brian Gibbons scored for Columbus (4-1-0) early in the third.

Bobrovsky finished with 29 saves.

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