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NHL: Malkin returns as Pens blank Jets

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Russian star Evgeni Malkin made his presence felt in his first game back from injury, helping Pittsburgh stretch their win streak to 14 games with a 4-0 win over Winnipeg on Thursday.

The Penguins didn't have their newest star on the ice against the Jets but it didn't matter as Malkin scored and Czech goaltender Tomas Vokoun stopped all 20 shots he faced. It was Malkin's first game back since missing nine with an injury.

Pascal Dupuis scored twice and Chris Kunitz added a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, which completed a blockbuster trade Thursday by acquiring two-time 50-goal scorer Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames.

Iginla, of Canada, is likely to make his Penguins' debut when Pittsburgh hosts the New York Islanders on Saturday.

Vokoun also had an assist in addition to posting his 50th career shutout.

Al Montoya finished with 39 saves for the Jets, who had their modest two-game win streak halted.

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