Penguins Vs. Avalanche: Pens Dominate Avs In Route To 5-1 Victory

Backed by the superb goaltending of Marc-Andre Fleury, the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to five with a 5-1 road win against Colorado.

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Penguins Vs. Avalanche: Pens Dominate Avs In 5-1 Victory

The Pittsburgh Penguins continued their recent run of stellar play Saturday night in beating the Colorado Avalanche 5-1 at the Pepsi Center. With the victory, the Penguins extended their winning streak to a season high of five games, as they dominated this contest from start to finish.

Marc-Andre Fleury played well all evening for the Pens, stopping 35 shots and never allowing the Avs to sustain any momentum game. Fleury, who is tied with Tom Barrasso for Pittsburgh's career shutout record with 22, came close to achieving the mark before Matt Hunwick scored on a rebound goal late in the third period. Evgeni Malkin, Arron Asham, Richard Park and Deryk Engelland all scored for Pittsburgh, while Steve Sullivan chipped in with a goal and an assist.

The Pens improved their record to 38-21-5 with the win, while Colorado (33-29-4) now trails Dallas by three points for the last spot in the Western Conference playoff race. Pittsburgh will look to keep their winning streak going on Monday night when it faces the Phoenix Coyotes at the CONSOL Energy Center.

For more on the Penguins, check out PensBurgh.

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Penguins Vs. Avalanche: Pens Lead 4-0 At 2nd Intermission

The Pittsburgh Penguins picked up right where they left off after the first period of play, as they managed to extended their lead over the Colorado Avalanche to 4-0 at the 2nd intermission. Anything can happen in the National Hockey League, but as of right now the Penguins are well on their way to winning their fifth consecutive game.

Evgeni Malkin notched his 38th goal of the year to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead early in the period on a goal that was assisted by James Neal and Paul Martin. Richard Park's sixth goal of season pushed Pittsburgh advantage to the current score of 4-0. Park's goal was assisted by Zbynek Michalek.

Marc-Andre Fleury is looking to notch his 4th shutout of the season, and at this point in the game has stopped all 23 shots he has faced. The Penguins will look go keep up the pressure on Colorado goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere in the final period.

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Penguins Vs. Avalanche: Pens Lead 2-0 At 1st Intermission

The Pittsburgh Penguins hold a 2-0 advantage over the Colorado Avalanche after the first period of play at the Pepsi Center. The Penguins are leading despite Colorado having six more shots on goal, as the Avs put 14 shots on Marc-Andre Fleury as opposed to the eight pucks the Penguins directed towards Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

The Penguins got on the board with Arron Asham's third goal on the year at the 7:55 mark. His goal was assisted by Craig Adams and Brooks Orpik. Pittsburgh extended its advantage to 2-0 later in the period on Deryk Engelland's fourth goal of the season, assisted by Jordan Staal and Steve Sullivan.

Pittsburgh is winning the physical battle at this point in the game, as they had 14 hits to only eight for the Avs. Although they are behind, Colorado is getting their opportunities to score so the Pens will have to tighten up their defense in the second.

For more on the Penguins, check out PensBurgh.

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Penguins Vs. Avalanche: Pens Try To Stretch Winning Streak To Five

The Pens will try to stretch their winning streak to five with a road matchup against Colorado, which is coming off a home shutout loss against the Blue Jackets.

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