WINNIPEG — Zach Aston-Reese had a pair of targets and added an help because the Pittsburgh Penguins downed the Winnipeg Jets 7-2 on Sunday evening.
Sam Lafferty and Jake Guentzel additionally had two targets apiece for the Penguins (Four-2-Zero), whereas Dominik Simon had the opposite.
Tristan Jarry made 27 saves for the win.
Mathieu Perreault and Mark Scheifele scored for the Jets (Four-Three-Zero), who acquired 21 stops from Laurent Brossoit in web.
Each groups had been enjoying back-to-back video games and lacked zip within the first interval, however Perreault scored the opener at 1:47 when a centring puck he flipped in entrance of the Pittsburgh web glanced off a defender’s stick and previous netminder Jarry.
The celebration was short-lived as Aston-Reese tied it up a couple of minutes later when, as he was falling to the ice in entrance of the Winnipeg web, he slipped a free rebound previous Brossoit at Four:09 for his first aim this season.
Guentzel scored on an influence play at 7:50 of the second to provide the Penguins the lead after which, simply 41 seconds later, a puck bounced behind the web and again out proper in entrance of Lafferty was slammed house to make it Three-1.
Scheifele narrowed it by backhanding a rebound previous Jarry on an influence play on the 10-minute mark however Simon erased that at 16:28 with a puck that pinballed by means of visitors earlier than ending up within the Jets’ web. It was additionally his first of the season.
Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)
Patrik Laine picked up an help on Scheifele’s aim however he couldn’t discover the web, regardless of one nice likelihood proper in entrance of Jarry that went excessive.
The Jets appeared to search out extra steam initially of the third after coach Paul Maurice made some line modifications however couldn’t flip issues round, hanging out on their fourth energy play.
As a substitute, Lafferty scored once more at 9:32 when his shot glanced off Winnipeg defenceman Anthony Bittetto’s skate. Then Guentzel beat Brossoit for his second of the sport and fourth of the season at 11:40 to make it 6-2.
Aston-Reese scored his second of the sport short-handed on a breakaway simply seven seconds right into a Winnipeg energy play at 14:46 to proceed the rout.
The Jets edged the Penguins on photographs, 29-28.
Winnipeg had much less bother on their first assembly this season with the Penguins, strolling away from PPG Paints Enviornment with a Four-1 win final Tuesday.
Sunday’s recreation was the primary of a six-game house stand for the Jets.
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 13.
Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press