Penguins extend home winning streak with triumph over Jets
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Niskanen scored the game-winner with 7:22 to play, as the Pittsburgh Penguins secured their club-record tying 12th straight home win with a 6-5 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday at CONSOL Energy Center.
Evgeni Malkin, who had missed Pittsburgh's last nine games with a left leg injury, and James Neal each notched two goals and an assist, while Jussi Jokinen scored once and added a helper for the Penguins, who haven't lost at home since Nov. 13 against Philadelphia.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves in the victory, Pittsburgh's fourth in its last five games overall.
The triumph was Pittsburgh head coach Dan Bylsma's 232nd career win, tying him with Eddie Johnson for the most victories in franchise history.
Evander Kane potted a pair of goals and added an assist, while Mark Scheifele, Jacob Trouba and Blake Wheeler each lit the lamp once for the Jets, who have dropped 13 straight games in the Steel City.
Al Montoya allowed all six goals on 39 shots in defeat.
01/05 15:43:34 ET