Final score: Penguins 3, Jets 1.
Why it matters: The Penguins won their second game in a row and raised their road record to 7-2.
In a nutshell: Craig Adams gave the Penguins a good start by scoring at 3:19 of the first period – the ninth time in nine away games the Penguins have gotten the first goal – but Winnipeg carried the play for much of the second period and only some outstanding work by goalie Marc-Andre Fleury prevented the Jets from tying the game. James Neal scored the eventual game-winner during a five-on-three power play at 15:11 of the third and, after Andrew Ladd made it 2-1 at 18:25, Adams scored into an empty net to clinch the outcome.
Turning point: Any of a number of Fleury saves during the second period could be cited as pivotal moments, but Neal's two-man-advantage goal in the third is what truly put the game out of Winnipeg's reach.
Under the radar: Fourth-line center Joe Vitale had a strong performance, setting up Adams' first goal with an excellent rush up the left side and winning four of six faceoffs while logging about 9 ½ minutes of ice time.
The brightest star: Craig Adams, a blue-collar winger, had a night he isn't likely to forget for a while. He not only scored two goals, but had a fight with Winnipeg James Wright, leaving Adams just an assist shy of a Gordie Howe hat trick.
The last word: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, on rookie winger Beau Bennett sacrificing his body to block a Zach Bogosian shot late in the second period: "The blocked shot probably won over his teammates more than anything else he did in the game. It was a great blocked shot. He stuck with it, and got the puck out. I know the bench was pretty excited to see Beau go down there and make the play."
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