Pittsburgh Ices Winnipeg 6-5 - Recap
Pittsburgh earned a 6-5 victory over Winnipeg behind a 2-goal performance from Evgeni Malkin on Sunday at Consol Energy Centre.
The Penguins were a -250 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Evgeni Malkin (2), James Neal (2), Jussi Jokinen, and Matt Niskanen each scored for the Penguins in the victory. Malkin opened the scoring for Pittsburgh, finding the back of the net at 1:06 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Jussi Jokinen.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 of 34 Winnipeg shots in the victory.
Winnipeg got goals from Evander Kane (2), Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, and Jacob Trouba in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Winnipeg got a 33-stop effort from Al Montoya in the loss.
On the power play, Pittsburgh went 1-for-3, while the Jets were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Pittsburgh outshot Winnipeg 39-34 in the game.
Pittsburgh heads into a battle against the Canucks. Winnipeg, meanwhile, will have their next action against Tampa Bay.