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2/27/16 Jets vs. Penguins

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Hagelin scores twice, Penguins defeat Jets

Forward helped by Malkin's return to lineup from injury

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

Hagelin's second goal

WPG@PIT: Hagelin nets his second goal of the game

2/27/16: Carl Hagelin slips a shot backdoor past the stick and left pad of Michael Hutchinson to increase the Penguins' lead to three goals

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PITTSBURGH -- Carl Hagelin scored twice, Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves, and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 at Consol Energy Center on Saturday.

After struggling to generate any offense in the first period, Pittsburgh (31-21-8) scored twice in the first 51 seconds of the second to take a 2-0 lead.

The surge began with defenseman Kris Letang's 10th goal of the season 28 seconds into the second. Forward Patric Hornqvist carried the puck into the offensive zone and slid a pass back to Letang with Chris Kunitz occupying Jets defenseman Toby Enstrom, which provided a lane for Letang's slap shot to get through to goalie Michael Hutchinson, who failed to make a save.

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Hutchinson makes great save against Crosby

Winnipeg goaltender dives across goal mouth with stick

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Hutchinson's amazing stick save

WPG@PIT: Hutchinson uses the stick to rob Crosby

2/27/16: Michael Hutchinson robs Sidney Crosby of a wide-open net chance as he reaches back with his stick for the save

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Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson kept Sidney Crosby from scoring into what looked like an open net by diving across the crease to make the save with the upturned blade of his stick.

The Pittsburgh Penguins captain took a forehand from the right faceoff circle, but Hutchinson, on his side, was able to recover. The puck hit his stick then the far post.

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Malkin to play for Penguins on Saturday

Center missed 10 games with injury; Bonino also returning

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will return to the lineup Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets (3 p.m. ET; SN, ROOT, NHL.TV).

"Everything is good. Today was a hard skate, but I'm ready to play. I'm ready to show my best," Malkin told the Penguins website.

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Penguins get Malkin, Bonino back

Centers return to lineup against Jets, who could debut Dano

by Patrick Williams / NHL.com Correspondent

JETS (26-30-4) at PENGUINS (30-21-8)

TV: 3 p.m. ET; SN, ROOT, NHL.TV

Season series: The Winnipeg Jets defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 at MTS Centre on Dec. 27. Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, who has since been assigned to Manitoba of the American Hockey League, made 30 saves. Forward Bryan Little, who is out for the season with a back injury, scored the only goal.

 

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