Winnipeg vs Pittsburgh Recap - Penguins Win 8-4
The battle between the Penguins and Jets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Winnipeg was handed an 8-4 defeat on Tuesday at Consol Energy Centre.
Pittsburgh was favored by -230 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Pittsburgh got goals from James Neal (3), Evgeni Malkin (2), Tyler Kennedy (2), and Pascal Dupuis in the victory. Kennedy opened the scoring at 2:04 of the first period.
Brad Thiessen turned in a 26-save effort for the Penguins.
Bryan Little (2), Jim Slater, and Tim Stapleton scored for the Jets, finding the net behind Brad Thiessen.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 19 of 24 shots for the Jets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Pittsburgh scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while Winnipeg went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Pittsburgh outshot Winnipeg 35-30 in the game.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act home to face Nashville looking for another win. For Winnipeg, they head on the road to face Washington.