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Letang picks up 5 assists as Crosby-less Penguins rally for 5-3 win over Jets

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - David Perron and Brandon Sutter scored power-play goals less than 4 minutes apart in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied for a 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Nick Spaling, Steve Downie and Patric Hornqvist also scored for the Penguins. Kris Letang had a career-high five assists as Pittsburgh ended a four-game losing streak despite playing without injured stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Thomas Greiss stopped 19 shots.

Adam Lowry, Jacob Trouba and Chris Thorburn scored for the Jets, who saw their five-game winning streak snapped when they couldn't protect a third-period lead. Ondrej Pavelec made 25 saves but was sloppy in the third period.

Lowry gave Winnipeg the lead 59 seconds into the third before Perron and Sutter delivered on Pittsburgh's patchwork power play.

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