Crosby misses game but Kapanen, Ebbett lift Pens over Jackets Penguins rookie Kasperi Kapanen (not pictured) scores a first-period goal against the Blue Jackets. Keith Srakocic / AP AP Sep 27, 2014 at 6:50p ET 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. 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.