Pittsburgh 4, Winnipeg 2

Thursday, April 3, 2014 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 49-23-3-2 27-9-0-2 22-14-3-0 W1
Winnipeg 34-34-4-6 17-16-1-5 17-18-3-1 L1

Recap


Penguins 4, Jets 2: Defenseman Paul Martin scored for the first time since Nov. 20 in his return to the lineup as visiting Pittsburgh clinched the Metropolitan Division.

Beau Bennett, Craig Adams and Brian Gibbons also scored for the Penguins, who clinched the division after Philadelphia dropped a 2-0 decision to Columbus earlier on Thursday. Captain Sidney Crosby added two assists and Marc-Andre Fleury needed to make only 13 saves for the victory.

Olli Jokinen and defenseman Zach Redmond tallied and Ondrej Pavelec stopped 17 shots for Winnipeg, which fell to 3-5-2 at home since January. The Jets remained seven points behind Dallas for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference with only four games remaining.

Bennett opened the scoring 12:44 into the first period, when he deposited Crosby’s cross-ice feed into an open net just as a Winnipeg penalty expired. Jokinen tied the game at 2:52 of the second by banging home a rebound on a rush and Redmond put Winnipeg ahead less than seven minutes later with his first goal of the season.

Adams forged a tie with 1:13 remaining in the second with a one-timer from the top of the right faceoff circle. Martin’s one-timer from the high slot during a power play at 7:42 of the third put the Penguins ahead for good, and Gibbons added insurance with 3:36 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jets coach Paul Maurice was hit in the forehead by a puck but was stitched up on the bench and remained in the game. … Crosby leads the NHL with 102 points. … Pittsburgh is 7-2-0 against the Jets since the franchise moved from Atlanta to Winnipeg.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Winnipeg
Sidney Crosby 2 Points Olli Jokinen 1
Craig Adams 1 Goals Olli Jokinen 1
Sidney Crosby 2 Assists Dustin Byfuglien 1
Paul Martin 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury .867 Save Percentage Ondrej Pavelec .810
Marc-Andre Fleury 13 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 17

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 21 4 1-2 3-3 6 19
Winnipeg 15 2 0-3 1-2 4 26

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game on the road against Toronto. The Jets have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Penguins have a W/L % of .633 after a win and .643 after a loss.