If you were coming up with a soundtrack for the Pens latest visit to Columbus, you might have led things off with Ray Stevens' "The Streak". After all, the Jackets entered the game having won their last five, which is pretty impressive considering they dropped six straight before that. For their part, the Pens had won the last six regular season games at Nationwide Arena.
Once the puck dropped, the tune quickly changed to "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" as the teams combined for a respectable 46 penalty minutes in the first period alone.
There is definitely a nice rivalry brewing here in the wake of last year's six game playoff series, which ended with the Jackets on the losing side of the handshake line in front of their home crowd. Clearly this wasn't the game 7 that some fans in the building were hoping for, but credit must be given as for the first time in recent memory the chants of "CBJ" managed to drown out "Let's Go Pens".
Alright, enough talk, let's get to our pics from the game.