Penguins pound Jets but Winnipeg remains six points ahead of Carolina

Pittsburgh Penguins Douglas Murray (3) hits Winnipeg Jets Evander Kane (R) in the first period of...

Pittsburgh Penguins Douglas Murray (3) hits Winnipeg Jets Evander Kane (R) in the first period of their NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 28, 2013. (REUTERS/Jason Cohn)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:17 PM ET

PITTSBURGH - It was total domination from start to finish.

Pascal Dupuis scored twice, including once shorthanded, Sidney Crosby had two assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins strolled to their 14th straight win tonight, thumping the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 at Consol Energy Center.

Tomas Vokoun made 20 saves against the listless Jets, who remain six points ahead of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Southeast Division after the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the 'Canes 6-3 at Air Canada Centre on Thursday night.

That just adds even more intrigue to Saturday afternoon’s game between the Jets and Canes at MTS Centre. Carolina has three games in hand.

There was a thought the Penguins might have been distracted by this morning’s early-morning trade for Jarome Iginla, but they were nothing of the sort. If anything, it was the Jets who looked lost.

Winnipeg, which had a two-game winning streak snapped, fell to 0-10-2 in their last 12 visits to downtown Pittsburgh.


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