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Penguins Down New Jersey 5-2 - Match Report

Pittsburgh got a pair of goals from Evgeni Malkin as the Penguins skated to a 5-2 victory over New Jersey on Tuesday at Prudential Center.

Bettors who backed the Penguins were rewarded as -171 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 6.0.

Evgeni Malkin(2), Evan Rodrigues, Kris Letang, and Justin Schultz each scored for the Penguins in the victory. Rodrigues opened the scoring for Pittsburgh.

Matt Murray turned in a 20-save effort for the Penguins.

Miles Wood, and Nikita Gusev scored for the Devils, finding the net behind Matt Murray.

MacKenzie Blackwood stopped 28 of 32 shots for the Devils, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Pittsburgh scored 0 times on 4 chances on the power play, while New Jersey went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Pittsburgh outshot New Jersey 33-22 in the game.

Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face Columbus looking for another win. For New Jersey, they head home to face Carolina.