3 Talking Points: Winnipeg Jets Lose 3-0 to Pittsburgh Penguins

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Winnipeg Jets and Pittsburgh Penguins players raise their sticks Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

The Winnipeg Jets lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 at the Canada Life Centre on Saturday night. Here are three talking points from the game.

The Winnipeg Jets faced an intriguing Saturday evening matchup last night as they hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins in game two of the Jets’ three-game homestand.

Winnipeg was looking for back-to-back wins after beating the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in the first game of the homestand, while the Penguins were looking for their second straight win after starting their road trip on Thursday night with a 6-4 victory over the Wild in Minnesota.

Rick Bowness and the Jets coaching staff did not make any changes from Thursday’s win versus Anaheim for this matchup. Dylan DeMelo was still ruled out, Jansen Harkins and Ville Heinola were both scratched again, and Connor Hellebuyck got his second straight start in net.

Ultimately in this close contest, the Penguins played a strong defensive game en route to beating the Jets 3-0.

Here are three talking points from the Jets’ loss to the Penguins:

3. The Home Winning Streak Comes to an End

Going into last night’s game, the Jets had the second best home winning percentage in the NHL and only lost one of their prior seven games on home ice.

Also, the Jets were unbeaten in their past five home games with their last home loss coming just under a month ago to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ultimately, it took a great road game by the Penguins to snap this winning streak at the Canada Life Centre for the Jets. Pittsburgh shut the Jets down and were deservedly winners of this one.

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