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Penguins Vs. Jets Score: James Neal Starts Series Of Third-Period Goals As Pens Win, 4-1

Joe Vitale, James Neal, Jordan Staal and Pascal Dupuis all scored for the Pens Friday night.

James Neal scored his 20th goal of the season to give the Penguins the lead late in the game Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets, and the Pens kept scoring to cruise to a 4-1 victory.

Joe Vitale scored in the first period for the Pens, but Alex Burmistrov's goal tied the game in the second period for Winnipeg.

Shortly after the third period began, though, Neal beat Ondrej Pavelec on a deft wrister. Jordan Staal picked up a power-play goal a few minutes later, and Pascal Dupuis added a fourth goal for the Pens a few seconds after that.

The Pens had more than twice the number of shots on goal as the Jets, and Marc-Andre Fleury only had to pick up 18 saves compared to Pavelec's 35.

The Penguins, now 20-11-4 and riding a three-game winning streak, will face the Carolina Hurricanes at home on Tuesday.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.