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Penguins 4, Red Wings 3

January 3, 2000

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Linemates Jaromir Jagr, Martin Straka and Jan Hrdina each scored in the second period as the Pittsburgh Penguins overcame an early deficit and beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 Sunday night.

Detroit’s unbeaten streak ended at 4-0-1 as the Penguins won for the fifth time in six games. The Red Wings lost for just the third time in 15 games.

Penguins rookie Jean-Sebastien Aubin had a strong game, making 34 saves as he continues to fill in for Tom Barrasso, who is injured.

With Pittsburgh trailing 2-1, Jagr scored his 32nd goal at 3:47. At 14:56, Jagr circled behind the net and centered the puck through three defenders from the right-wing boards. Straka, who was alone in front of the net, easily steered the puck past Chris Osgood to put the Penguins ahead.

Hrdina expanded the lead to 4-2 with his second goal of the game at 17:58. He deflected Hans Jonsson’s point shot with the shaft of his stick.

The Red Wings got a goal back early in the third. Vyacheslav Kozlov powered a shot over Aubin’s shoulder and in off the crossbar for his 11th goal at 1:07.

Detroit scored twice in the first 10 minutes. Doug Brown deflected Chris Chelios’ shot past Aubin at 1:42 and Brian Shanahan put in a rebound during a power play at 9:46.

Hrdina got Pittsburgh’s first goal at 13:34 of the first, converting a pinpoint pass from Straka.

Straka returned to the lineup after missing seven games with injured ribs.

The Penguins have gone 11-2 on home ice streak after beginning the season 0-3-2. They are 17-17-3 overall, the first time they’ve been at .500 since they were 2-2-2 on Oct. 23.

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