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Penguins 7, Avalanche 5

September 19, 1999

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.

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