Penguins score seven for second straight night in win against Jets
WINNIPEG -- Sam Lafferty, Jake Guentzel and Zach Aston-Reese each scored two goals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their third-straight game with a 7-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on Sunday.
The Penguins scored seven goals for the second straight game and third time time this season, defeating the Minnesota Wild 7-4 on Saturday and the Blue Jackets 7-2 on Oct. 5.
Aston-Reese also had an assist and Sidney Crosby had two assists for the Penguins (4-2-0). Lafferty has five points (three goals, two assists) in his last two games for the Penguins.
Kris Letang had two assists to put him at 501 points in the NHL, extending his point streak to six games (one goal, seven assists), and Tristan Jarry made 27 saves in his first start of the season for Pittsburgh. Crosby also extended his point streak to six (three goals, seven assists).
Mathieu Perreault and Mark Scheifele scored, and Laurent Brossoit made 21 saves for the Jets (4-3-0), who lost for the first time in four games.
Perreault scored 1:47 into the game to give the Jets a 1-0 lead.
Aston-Reese found a loose puck on the side of the net to tie the game 1-1 4:09 into the first period.
Guentzel's power-play goal at 7:50 of the second period put Pittsburgh ahead 2-1.
Lafferty made it 3-1 Pittsburgh 41 seconds later at 8:31, with Letang getting the secondary assist to reach 500 NHL points.
Scheifele scored on the power play to bring the Jets within 3-2 at 10:00 of the second period.
Dominik Simon made it 4-2 Pittsburgh at 16:28 of the second.
Lafferty scored his second goal of the game at 9:13 of the third period to make it 5-2.
Guentzel made it 6-2 at 11:40 of the third period.
Aston-Reese scored shorthanded on a breakaway to make it 7-2 at 14:46 of the third.
Sam Lafferty, Jake Guentzel and Zach Aston-Reese each scored twice as the Pittsburgh Penguins won their third game in a row, defeating the host Winnipeg Jets 7-2 Sunday. Dominik Simon also scored for the
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