Pens lose to the Jets 4-2 – Game Recap
WINNIPEG — The hockey citizenry here had to wait more than a season for a live sampling of Sidney Crosby‘s game, but it was their hometown Winnipeg Jets who stole the show at sold-out MTS Centre on Friday night.
Crosby played his first NHL game in Winnipeg and provided the locals with one of his patented offensive efforts in the first period — he scored twice to give the Pittsburgh Penguins an early lead.
But the Jets took center stage after that. Three second-period goals erased the Crosby-built lead and powered the Jets to a 4-2 win.
“It’s a fun place to play,” said Crosby, who missed both visits last season due to injury. “It’s a loud crowd.”
But the first period marked the extent of Crosby’s fun for the evening. Evander Kane, Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd scored for the Jets to support a 33-save performance by Ondrej Pavelec. Blake Wheeler finished off the Penguins by hitting the empty net with 65 seconds left. – Complete recap here
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