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Winnipeg vs Pittsburgh Recap - Penguins Win 8-5

Winnipeg vs Pittsburgh Recap - Penguins Win 8-5

Pittsburgh earned an 8-5 victory over Winnipeg behind a 2-goal performance from Kris Letang on Saturday at Consol Energy Centre.

Pittsburgh won as a -205 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Pittsburgh got goals from Kris Letang (2), Richard Park, Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, Jordan Staal, and Dustin Jeffrey in the victory. Jeffrey opened the scoring at 12:11 of the first period.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 20-save effort for the Penguins.

Kyle Wellwood, Dustin Byfuglien, Bryan Little, Tim Stapleton, and Alex Burmistrov scored for the Jets, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 31 of 39 shots for the Jets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Pittsburgh went 2-for-3, while the Jets were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Winnipeg lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 39-25.

Pittsburgh heads into a battle against the Lightning. Winnipeg, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.