Pittsburgh 8, Winnipeg 5

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 11, 2012 2:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Winnipeg 26-25-3-3 16-8-0-2 10-17-3-1 L1
Pittsburgh 31-19-2-3 16-7-2-0 15-12-0-3 W1

Recap


Playing in his 400th NHL game, All-Star Evgeni Malkin collected a goal and four assists to lead the way as the host Pittsburgh Penguins posted an 8-5 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday afternoon.

Chris Kunitz added four points, defenseman Kris Letang chipped in three and Jordan Staal and James Neal each picked up a goal and an assist for the Penguins, who had totaled six goals in dropping three of their previous four.

Ondrej Pavelec entered Saturday having allowed a total of nine goals in winning four of his last five starts. Against Pittsburgh, Pavelec became the first goaltender in the NHL to allow eight goals in a game this season.

The Jets grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first but the Penguins quickly responded, tying it on first-period tallies by Dustin Jeffrey and Neal.

Kunitz and Letang made it 4-2 in the first part of the second period and Malkin’s 30th tally pushed the advantage to 5-3 with 2:52 left in the session.

Winnipeg would cut it to 5-4 on defenseman Dustin Byfuglien’s tally at the 4:35 mark, but Pittsburgh responded just 19 seconds later as Richard Park crashed the net for his 100th career goal.

Staal, who had missed the previous 15 games with a knee injury, scored his 16th goal and Letang capped the outburst with a power-play tally.

Top Game Performances

Winnipeg   Pittsburgh
Dustin Byfuglien 2 Points Evgeni Malkin 5
Dustin Byfuglien 1 Goals Kris Letang 2
Blake Wheeler 2 Assists Evgeni Malkin 4
N/A Power Play Goals Kris Letang 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ondrej Pavelec .795 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury .800
Ondrej Pavelec 31 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 25 5 0-1 1-3 6 31
Pittsburgh 39 8 2-3 1-1 2 35

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay . The Penguins have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .520 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play their next game at home against NY Islanders . The Jets have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .516 after a loss.
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