Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 Winnipeg Jets

Jarry stopped 27 shots for his second NHL shutout

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry stopped 30 shots as Pittsburgh extended their winning streak to nine games with a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

Greg McKegg, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang scored for the Penguins, who bounced back from Tuesday’s 6-0 defeat by Nashville.

Winnipeg’s Kyle Connor replied for the Jets, who lost their second straight.

Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck finished with 37 saves in the defeat.

Malkin opened the scoring just 57 seconds into the game, before Letang put the Penguins ahead 11 minutes into the first period.

Connor pulled the Jets level 14 minutes before the end of the period, but McKegg restored Pittsburgh’s lead early in the second period.

Winnipeg forward Patrik Laine (shoulder) and defenceman Ben Chiarot (head) were both taken off the ice on stretchers following a nasty collision in the second period.

Both players were taken to hospital for a check-up.

Meanwhile, the Winnipeg Jets signed centre Adam Lowry to a two-year, two-way contract on Thursday.

The 26-year-old, a former first-round draft pick by the New Jersey Devils, is in his second season in the NHL.

Lowry has 15 goals and 19 assists in 65 games this season for the Winnipeg Jets.

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