The Columbus Blue Jackets had to get off to a great start in game 3 and they did. Cam Atkinson scored 11 seconds into the game. However, over 3 minutes later Jake Guentzel tied the game at 1. Atkinson gave the Blue Jackets the lead with his second goal off a Sidney Crosby’s turnover. Over a minute later on a power play, Zach Werenski increased the Blue Jackets lead to 3-1 after the first period. Bryan Rust cut the deficit to 3-2 early in the second period. Evgeni Malkin scored a goal, and during the play, Werenski took a puck to the face but the game was tied at 3 going into the third period. Brandon Dubinsky took a penalty for cross-checking and Guentzel scored on the power play to give the Penguins a 4-3 lead. Dubinsky scored to tie the game at 4 going into the overtime period.
Marc-Andre Fleury overcame a shaky start to make some great saves including the one of his head in the overtime period. That save would set up Guentzel taking a pass from Crosby to score the winning goal at 13:10 of the overtime period. Guentzel became the first Penguins rookie to get a hat trick. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 5-4 in overtime and have a commanding 3 games to none series lead. They can close it Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena with faceoff at 7:30 P.M.