Posted at 4:59 p.m.
Winning streak extended to five for Penguins
(Pittsburgh) – Sidney Crosby scored the only goal in the shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins came from behind to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Sunday.
Kasperi Kapanen and Jeff Carter hit the target within nine seconds of the third period to help the Penguins recover from a two-goal deficit.
The Pittsburgh squad trailed for more than 40 minutes before regrouping and extending their winning streak to five.
Kapanen started the comeback by redirecting a pass from Evgeni Malkin behind goalkeeper Connor Hellebuyck. Carter then intercepted a clearance attempt from Hellebuyck to send the puck into an open net.
In the shootout, Crosby made a precise wrist shot to open the scoring in the second round. The Jets were unable to extend the suspense.
Tristan Jarry blocked 27 shots for the Penguins. He notably stopped a shot from Blake Wheeler in overtime.
Wheeler and Connor threaded the needle for the Jets, who finished their eight-game road trip with a 3-3-2 record. Hellebuyck finished the match with 36 saves.
Will Graves, The Canadian Press