Aston-Reese breaks tie in 3rd as Penguins down Jets 4-3

Pittsburgh Penguins' Garrett Wilson (10) and Derek Grant (38) celebrate after Grant scored on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during t

Pittsburgh Penguins' Garrett Wilson (10) and Derek Grant (38) celebrate after Grant scored on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during t

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Winnipeg Jets' goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tues

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Winnipeg Jets' goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tues

A shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Zach Aston-Reese beats Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the second period of an NHL hockey game,

A shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Zach Aston-Reese beats Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the second period of an NHL hockey game,

Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29) fights for the puck with Pittsburgh Penguins' Olli Maatta (3) and Evgeni Malkin (71) during the second period of an N

Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29) fights for the puck with Pittsburgh Penguins' Olli Maatta (3) and Evgeni Malkin (71) during the second period of an N

Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Dumoulin (8), Zach Aston-Reese (46) and Phil Kessel (81) celebrate after Aston-Reese scored against Winnipeg Jets goaltende

Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Dumoulin (8), Zach Aston-Reese (46) and Phil Kessel (81) celebrate after Aston-Reese scored against Winnipeg Jets goaltende

Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) scores against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in W

Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) scores against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in W

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel (59), Dominik Simon (12) and Sidney Crosby (87) celebrate after Crosby scored as Winnipeg Jets' Adam Lowry (17) ska

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel (59), Dominik Simon (12) and Sidney Crosby (87) celebrate after Crosby scored as Winnipeg Jets' Adam Lowry (17) ska

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Zach Aston-Reese scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:12 remaining off a perfect pass from Phil Kessel, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Derek Grant's first of the season pulled the Penguins even 5:08 into the third period. Sidney Crosby and Riley Sheahan also scored for Pittsburgh (10-8-5).

Mark Scheifele scored twice for the Jets (13-8-2), and Brandon Tanev had their other goal.

Tanev got Winnipeg started at 7:01 of the first period with his fourth goal this season on a short-handed breakaway against Casey DeSmith, who made 24 saves.

Crosby tied it at 18:13 with a slick backhand in close that fooled goalie Connor Hellebuyck. It was Crosby's 10th of the season.

Scheifele put the Jets back in front 39 seconds into the second on a feed from captain Blake Wheeler. But that only lasted until Sheahan got credit for poking a loose puck over the line after Hellebuyck failed to corral it at 4:40.

Wheeler also set up Scheifele's second goal of the night and 13th this season, which rocketed past DeSmith before he had much time to react at 16:00.

Grant tied it once more for the Penguins when he beat Hellebuyck between his legs. Kessel then set up Aston-Reese for his second of the season with a nice feed to the front of the net.

NOTES: DeSmith has been thrust into the starter's job for the Penguins with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Matt Murray sidelined by a lower-body injury after time off due to a concussion earlier this season. ... Hellebuyck finished with 26 saves.

UP NEXT

Penguins: At the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.

Jets: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

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