"Their power play is obviously deadly," Bogosian said. "I'm not sure how much of a call that was on Redmond. It was kind of a buzz kill, but I thought our effort was a lot better."
Noel said his players needed to dump the puck into better areas in the third period.
"I think that pretty much every player battled hard, but we couldn't get anything going," said Noel, whose team hosts Boston on Sunday.
Little said the challenge for him and his teammates is keeping consistent pressure.
The Jets were outshot 12-6 in the first period, turned the tables 14-9 in their favor in the second and then were edged 7-6 in the third.
"We showed that when we play hard, we can play and keep up with teams like Pittsburgh," Little said. "We've just got to find a way to do that every day."
Pittsburgh head coach Dan Bylsma was happy for Adams, adding you don't check his numbers at the end of the season to see his scoring points.
"I think, you know, he played a highlight game tonight," Bylsma said.
After a couple swipes at rebounds, Adams recorded his first goal at 3:19 of the first.
The Pens have scored first in an NHL-best 12 games this season, including all nine on the road. They are 9-3 when scoring first.
Defenseman Kris Letang assisted on Adams' goal, giving him six points in his last six games, including two goals.
Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, who assisted on Adams' second goal, was playing in his 600th NHL game. ... Winnipeg forward Eric Tangradi made his debut with the Jets. He was traded from Pittsburgh on Wednesday for a seventh-round pick in this summer's draft.
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Arena: MTS Centre Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Referees: Chris Lee, Justin St. Pierre Linesmen: Steve Miller, Jean Morin
Attendance: 15,004 (100.0% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Craig Adams (1)
Assists: Joe Vitale, Kris Letang
No scoring this period
James Neal (11)
(Power Play) Assists: Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby
Andrew Ladd (7)
Assists: Bryan Little, Evander Kane
Craig Adams (2)
Assists: Chris Kunitz, Brooks Orpik