The Pittsburgh Penguins had only scored three goals in the previous three games heading into Saturday afternoon's contest against Winnipeg, but they erupted, scoring eight goals in a game for the second time this season.
The Penguins and the Jets ended the first period in a 2-2 tie in a game that looked like it was going to be tight. The Jets took the early lead, but the Penguins rallied before the end of the first period and tied the game. Then the Penguins went on a scoring spree, picking up three goals in the second period. Chris Kunitz picked up a power play goal to give the Penguins the initial 3-2 lead, then a goal by Kris Letang pushed the Penguins' lead to 4-2. The Jets quickly answered, however, with a goal by Tim Stapleton, cutting the lead to 4-3. Then Evgeni Malkin decided to get in on the scoring, giving the Penguins a 5-3 lead as the second period ended.
The final period went much like the second, a flurry of goals with the Penguins once again out scoring the Jets 3-2. When the dust finally settled, the Penguins walked away victorious with a score of 8-5. Letang ended the day with two goals while Jordan Staal picked up a goal in the third period in his return from injury.
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