Pittsburgh took advantage of a 5-on-3 power play late in the second to take a 3-2 lead, with Letang rapping home a pass from Crosby for his first of the season.
Crosby doubled the lead early in the third with his second of the night, a power-play goal.
NOTES: Fleury was placed on the injured list Wednesday after suffering an upper-body injury Tuesday night at Nashville. … Guentzel had an empty-netter, giving him a four-game goal streak. ... The Wild debuted their reverse retro uniforms, featuring a green jersey and pants patterned after the 1978 Minnesota North Stars uniforms.
Penguins: At Winnipeg on Saturday night.
Wild: Hosts Carolina on Saturday night.
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Patrick Donnelly, The Associated Press