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Josh Archibald (15) of the Pittsburgh Penguins tries to take a spin against Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) while Josh Morrissey (44) of the Jets also defends during the first period of the game hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Tristan Jarry stopped all 32 shots he faced for the 12th shutout of his career, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 on Saturday.

Bryan Rust had a goal and an assist, Jason Zucker and Jake Guentzel also scored, and Sidney Crosby had two assists for Pittsburgh. The Penguins won for the third time in five games (3-1-1) after losing seven in a row (0-6-1).

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 31 shots for Winnipeg, which lost for the third time in 11 games (8-2-1).

The game was scoreless until Zucker caught a pass from Evgeni Malkin and beat Hellebuyck over his shoulder 53 seconds into the third period. Rust doubled the lead after Hellebuyck handed the puck to Sidney Crosby, who quickly set Rust up and the right wing took advantage to make it 2-0 with 1:34 to play.

Guentzel added an empty neter with 3.5 seconds remaining. The Jets held a 23-22 shooting lead through the first 40 minutes as both goaltenders maintained their respective strengths.

Hellebuyck made a solid save on Pittsburgh’s Ryan Poehling, along with some quick saves on blocked shots.

Josh Morrissey and Cole Perfetti came close to scoring for Winnipeg on a couple of power plays in the second, but were stoned by Jarry. Hellebuyck was forced to be strong against dangerous shots from Guentzel, Kris Letang, Malkin and Rickard Rakell in the first half. Hellebuyck also stopped Crosby on a partial breakaway after the star took the puck from Morrissey.

INJURIES

The Jets announced that veteran forward Nikolaj Ehlers is scheduled to have hernia surgery and will be out of action.

Ehlers, who only played in two games this year, is the third striker Winnipeg has lost to injury this season. The others are Mason Appleton and Morgan Barron, both with wrist injuries. … Jets defenseman Dylan DeMelo missed his second straight game with an upper-body injury. Veteran Kyle Capobianco replaced him again. Defenseman Ville Heinola, who was recently recalled from Manitoba from the AHL, sat out for the second straight game. DeMelo is expected to return Monday.

MILESTONES

Jets forward Kyle Connor played in his 400th NHL game.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

Penguins: In Chicago on Sunday night to wrap up a three-game trip.

Jets: Host Carolina on Monday night to end a three-game homestand.



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