He was supported by goals from four different players, which were Olli Maatta, Dominik Simon, Matt Cullen, and Kris Letang. Cullen also added an assist for Pittsburgh, who has won eight in a row for the first time since a streak from March 26th-April 7th of 2016. They took advantage of a struggling Jets team on Friday, and have now outscored opponents, 32-9, during their current win streak. The Washington Capitals' overtime loss to the Dallas Stars on Friday has Pittsburgh just one point out of the top spot in the division.
Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves for the Jets, who are just 3-5-0 in their past seven games. This skid comes after they won five games in a row, including three in a row on the road. Although, they have scored one goal or fewer in five of their past seven games, and unfortunately for them, Friday night was fewer for them. Despite the struggles, they still hold a one-point lead on the Nashville Predators for the top spot in the Central Division.
Winnipeg will look to defend that slim lead when they host the Dallas Stars on Sunday night. Meanwhile, the Penguins will hope to extend their streak against the Chicago Blackhawks that same night.