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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.

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