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Predators 1, Penguins 1

March 20, 1999

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Robert Lang’s power play goal early in the third period gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 1-1 tie with the Nashville Predators Saturday, extending their unbeaten streak to five games.

Pittsburgh is 3-0-2 since a season-worst 0-4-2 streak. The Penguins are unbeaten in overtime at 6-0-11.

The Predators are 3-7-1 in the last 11 games.

Pittsburgh got a four-minute power play in the first minute of the third period when Tom Fitzgerald cut Jan Hrdina with a high stick and got a double minor.

Lang scored the tying goal 50 seconds into the period, his 20th. Jaromir Jagr skated up from the goal line, and fired a pass past diving defenseman Drake Berehowsky, giving Lang an easy tap-in at the side of the net. The Penguins had converted only one of 25 power-play opportunities before that goal.

Sergei Krivokrasov scored his 22nd for Nashville at 10:14 of the second period. Cliff Ronning got the puck behind the net and made a quick pass to Krivokrasov, who was skating up the slot.

Rookie Nashville goalie Tomas Vokoun stopped 29 shots, including three in overtime. His best overtime save came when he denied Rob Brown from 20 feet with just under two minutes left.

Third-string goalie Jean-Sebastien Aubin made his second consecutive start for the Penguins. No. 1 goalie Tom Barrasso is out with a broken wrist and backup Peter Skudra has a leg injury.

Jagr stretched his point-scoring streak to six games. He has 11 points during the streak.

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