Chris Kunitz and Beau Bennett scored goals 47 seconds apart midway through the third period, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff spot with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.
ESPN Insider Craig Custance writes that the Pittsburgh Penguins may have to get creative with their personnel to survive injuries to Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang, Jordan Staal and James Neal. The Pens' playoff fate will likely depend on it.
E.J. Hradek brings back the Monday 10 -- observations from a weekend of pucks -- with an edition including Carey Price's poor preseason, Ilya Kovalchuk vs. Sean Avery, Marc Savard's return timetable and injury issues for the Islanders and Wild.