The Jets played a solid 40 minutes but a miscue in the third gave the rolling Penguins all they needed to force extra time which ended in a shootout. The home side took it with their one goal for the 3-2 shootout victory as Pittsburgh extends their winning streak to five games and this four-game road trip for Winnipeg ends 0-2-2.
For those who would like to take a deeper dive into the advanced stats click here to see the results from the game via Natural Stat Trick.
We learned during the game courtesy of Dennis Beyak on the broadcast that Dylan DeMelo wasn’t playing due to a lower-body injury and Logan Stanley was out due to an upper-body injury.
In just his second game back Blake Wheeler converted a backhand for his second goal of the season.
Kyle Connor extended his team lead for goals scored as he put home number 22 this afternoon.
Multi point game:
Blake Wheeler 1G 1A
Illegal Curve Post-Game Show:
The Jets return to Winnipeg and will play a pair of games this weekend starting Tuesday with the red-hot Florida Panthers. Team is off tomorrow. The Morning Papers which will go live at 7 am tomorrow on illegalcurve.com.