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Jokinen, Fleury give Pens shootout win

By ARNIE STAPLETONAP Sports Writer

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DENVER — Jussi Jokinen skated across the front of the crease and roofed a shot over sprawling goalie Semyon Varlamov to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in a shootout on Sunday night.


After Jokinen’s goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made a pad save on Gabriel Landeskog’s shot, snapping Colorado’s six-game winning streak and denying Varlamov franchise records for most home and overall wins in a season.


After falling behind 2-0 on Brandon Sutter’s first multiple-goal game this season, Colorado scored twice in the third period to tie it and send the game to overtime.


Ryan O’Reilly scored his team-leading 28th goal of the season 18 seconds into the third period, and Patrick Bordeleau redirected defenseman Tyson Barrie’s shot from the point past Fleury with 3:13 left in regulation.


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