Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury nearly set the Penguins' record for career shutouts tonight, but ended up having to settle for a victory.
He turned aside 25 shots, but gave up a goal with 1:35 left in regulation in what became a 3-1 victory over the Jets at the MTS Centre.
The victory was the Penguins' second in a row and raised their record to 10-5.
Winger Beau Bennett, the Penguins' first-round draft choice in 2010, made his NHL debut and played a solid two-way game.
Jets left winger Eric Tangradi, acquired from the Penguins Wednesday, had a strong first game with his new team and was a physical presence all over the ice.
Penguins right winger Craig Adams scored the only goal of the first period, as he punched in a shot from close range -- after several tries -- at 3:19.
The goal, Adams' first, was made possible by a rush by center Joe Vitale, who carried the puck down the left side and then got it to the net. Kris Letang got the other assist.
The Penguins have opened the scoring in each of their nine road games this season.
Penguins win over Jets, 3-1
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Feb 16