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.