Winnipeg 4, Pittsburgh 2

Friday, January 25, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 2-2-0-0 0-1-0-0 2-1-0-0 L2
Winnipeg 2-1-0-1 1-1-0-0 1-0-0-1 W2


Jets 4, Penguins 2: Captain Andrew Ladd scored to snap a tie as Winnipeg tallied three times in the second period and ended a five-game losing skid at MTS Centre.

Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien netted a power-play goal and Evander Kane and Blake Wheeler also tallied. Ondrej Pavelec turned aside 33 shots for the Jets, who snapped a three-game slide to the Penguins by defeating them for just the second time in 17 outings.

Captain Sidney Crosby, who was playing his first NHL game in Winnipeg, scored twice to take sole possession of fourth place on Pittsburgh's all-time points list. Crosby (614 points), who moved past Ron Francis and is 22 behind Rick Kehoe, has a ways to go to catch leader Mario Lemieux (1,723).

After Kane brought the Jets within one, Byfuglien forged a 2-2 tie with 6:25 remaining in the second period by blasting a shot from the point which sailed past a screened Tomas Vokoun (28 saves).

Ladd gave Winnipeg a lead it would not relinquish with 2:06 remaining in the second period. Bryan Little collected a turnover on the blue line and skated deep into the zone before feeding Ladd, who wired a shot from the slot which beat Vokoun.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Reigning Hart Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin failed to record a point in a game for the first time this season. ... Former Jet Tanner Glass finished with two shots on goal in his return to Winnipeg. ... Jets former first-round pick C/RW Mark Scheifele was a healthy scratch.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Winnipeg
Sidney Crosby 2 Points Dustin Byfuglien 2
Sidney Crosby 2 Goals Dustin Byfuglien 1
Chris Kunitz 1 Assists Dustin Byfuglien 1
N/A Power Play Goals Dustin Byfuglien 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tomas Vokoun .903 Save Percentage Ondrej Pavelec .943
Tomas Vokoun 28 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 33

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 35 2 0-1 1-2 4 23
Winnipeg 32 4 1-2 1-1 2 27

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game at home against NY Islanders. The Jets have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game on the road against Ottawa. The Penguins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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