As the Pittsburgh Penguins look to bounce back from their first defeat, the Winnipeg Jets hope to build on their initial victory.
Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and the Penguins hope to continue their success in this series and on the road this season while extending the Jets' struggles at home Friday night.
Pittsburgh (2-1-0) outscored Philadelphia and the New York Rangers 9-4 to win its first two games - both on the road. Malkin and Crosby each scored their first goals in Wednesday's home opener, but that was not enough to keep the Penguins from falling 5-2 to Toronto.
Pittsburgh committed eight minor penalties after being whistled for nine in the first two contests. Though the Penguins have killed 15 of those 17 penalties, they understand a lack of discipline likely means less ice time for their top players.
"Even if you kill them it takes so much energy and it takes (Crosby, Malkin and James Neal) off the ice," defenseman Brooks Orpik told the Penguins' official website. "Havi...