Pittsburgh Penguins Three Stars of Last Week

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3. Team Effort Against the Jets

Jan 27, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing

David Perron

(39) and right wing

Patric Hornqvist

(right) celebrate a goal by center

Brandon Sutter

(16) against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into this game, everyone knew that the Jets would bring an element of physicality. The Penguins would have had to match in order come out victorious. Typically the Jets are the team to dictate this style of hockey game, but the Pens were the aggressors for most of the evening.

“They came right us. No, actually, they went right through us,” Bryan Little told Dejan Kovacevic after the game.

We saw all four of the non-empty net goals come from the area immediately surrounding the net.

Tuesday’s game against the Jets was a prime example of Mike Johnston’s system working exactly as it should. Every player on the roster was on the same page and executed accordingly.  The Pens trailed twice in this game, but they were resilient in their attention to details and it paid off in the end.