The numbers didn't look too promising for Jeff Zatkoff in his first two NHL games.
He made up for them by putting up a zero in his third.
Deryk Engelland, Chris Kunitz and Jussi Jokinen scored and Zatkoff made 19 saves in his first NHL win to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past Columbus 3-0 Saturday night for their fourth victory in a row and second over the Blue Jackets in just over 24 hours.
''I've been waiting for a month now,'' Zatkoff said of his 0-2 record with a 5.06 goals-against average and a .818 save percentage. ''It feels like a little weight's off my shoulders. It's nice to be able to contribute to the team in the win column.''
The 26-year-old rookie made several big stops but wasn't very busy as the Blue Jackets squeezed off a season-low in shots. Zatkoff is backing up Marc-Andre Fleury while Tomas Vokoun recovers from preseason surgery.
''Jeff's best numbers haven't been obviously in the National Hockey League,'' coach Dan Bylsma said. ''He's been a solid guy. His ...