Jason Zucker scored 53 seconds into the third interval and Tristan Jarry made 32 saves to carry the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.
Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin, who was taking part in in his 999th profession recreation, notched an help to increase his level streak to 6 video games (two objectives, 5 assists). Famous person captain Sidney Crosby had two assists, and defenseman Jeff Petry added one.
Bryan Rust collected a aim and an help late within the third interval, and Jake Guentzel added his team-leading tenth aim for the Penguins, who improved to 2-0-0 on their three-game highway journey and 4-1-1 of their final six contests.
The modest offense proved simply sufficient for Jarry, who turned apart all 9 pictures he confronted within the third interval to safe his first shutout of the season and twelfth profession. He has stopped 116 of 121 pictures to enhance to 4-0-0 in his profession versus Winnipeg.
Connor Hellebuyck completed with 29 saves for the Jets, who fell to 8-2-1 of their final 11 video games general and noticed their five-game residence successful streak come to a halt. Hellebuyck has dropped to 3-5-3 in his profession versus Pittsburgh.
Previous to the sport, Winnipeg coach Rick Bowness introduced ahead Nikolaj Ehlers could have surgical procedure to restore a sports activities hernia subsequent week and is out indefinitely.
The Jets outshot the Penguins by a 23-22 margin over the primary two intervals, however Pittsburgh lastly dented the scoresheet early within the third.
Petry’s feed off the right-wing boards caromed to Malkin, who shortly exchanged passes with Zucker simply after they entered the offensive zone. Zucker then wired a one-timer that beat Hellebuyck excessive on the brief facet for his fifth aim of the season and fourth in his final eight video games.
Crosby stole the puck from Hellebuyck and arrange Rust’s fifth aim of the season with 1:34 remaining within the third interval.
Guentzel scored into an empty web to seal the win.
Jarry stored the sport scoreless halfway by the primary interval after he denied defenseman Josh Morrissey’s one-timer from the suitable dot. Morrissey entered the competition on a six-game level streak (one aim, seven assists).