Moscow Dynamo 5, Penguins 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Yuri Leonov scored twice and Moscow Dynamo limited Pittsburgh to nine shots to beat the Penguins 5-2 Friday night in the opener of its five-game NHL tour.
Pittsburgh had only one shot in the final period, with 1:35 remaining. The Penguins’ record for fewest shots in an NHL game is 11.
Sergei Yashin broke a 2-2 tie at 16:35 of the second period when he skated past defenseman Gilbert Delorme and put a backhander past Wendell Young.
Leonov scored his second of the game at 1:40 of the third period and Alexander Yudin put a shot under the crossbar at 3:57 to make it 5-2.
Dynamo took a 2-0 lead in the first period. Anatoli Antipov snapped a shot over Young’s glove on a power play at 7:33 and Leonov scored with three seconds remaining in the period.
Mario Lemieux scored Pittsburgh’s first goal on a shorthanded breakaway at 59 seconds of the second period. At 6:10, Rob Brown tied the score when he rifled Kevin Stevens’ pass past goalie Andrei Karpin from 10 feet.
Lemieux fired wide on a penalty shot at 1:33 of the second period. He was awarded the shot after being tackled on another shorthanded breakaway. In NHL play, Lemieux is 5-for-5 in his six-year career on penalty shots.
Soviet teams are 4-6-0 against the NHL in this year’s series, which runs through Jan. 9. The Penguins are 1-2-1 against Soviet competition.