Penguins 7, Avalanche 5
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) _ The Pittsburgh Penguins scored five straight goals Saturday night to beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-5 and win their first exhibition game.
The Penguins took a 1-0 first-period lead, on Jon Slaney’s power-play goal, but fell behind as the Avalanche scored three times less than two minutes apart.
Robert Lang scored twice and assisted on two other goals during a outburst that started late in the first period and continued through the second that gave Pittsburgh a 6-3 lead. Robert Dome, Rob Brown and Milan Kraft closed out the second-period assault for Pittsburgh.
Adam Deadmarsh and Sandis Ozolinsh scored in the third to make it 6-5, but Alexy Morozov’s goal put the game out of reach with just over six minutes remaining.
Jaromir Jagr added three assists for the Penguins.