NHL

Pens win in OT to deal Avs first loss

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) Brandon Tanev scored a short-handed goal in overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Colorado 3-2 on Wednesday night, the first loss of the season for the Avalanche.

Tanev, Pittsburgh's biggest free-agent pickup in the offseason, scored his first goal with the Penguins at 3:57 of overtime. He swooped into the zone short-handed and threw a shot on goal that went between Philipp Grubauer's pads. Colorado forward Gabriel Landeskog knocked the puck into the net, giving Pittsburgh its fourth straight win for the first time since an eight-game winning streak last season.

The Penguins' Sidney Crosby continued a season-long, seven-game point streak, scoring his fourth goal of the season. Jake Guentzel added to his six-game point streak with his fifth goal in four games. Matt Murray made 26 saves.

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Points
Rank Player Pts G A
1t L. Draisaitl, Edm1248
1t C. McDavid, Edm1248
1t M. Scheifele, Wpg1248
4 P. Laine, Wpg1239
5 J. Carlson, Was1129
6 D. Pastrnak, Bos1064
7 M. Stone, VGK1055
8 S. Crosby, Pit1037
9 A. Mantha, Det963
10t B. Marchand, Bos945
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player GAA
1 A. Stalock, Min.71
2 A. Georgiev, NYR1.00
3 T. Rask, Bos1.33
4 I. Samsonov, Was1.43
5 D. Kuemper, Ari1.52
6 C. Hart, Phi1.62
7 J. Halak, Bos1.69
8 C. Hutton, Buf1.74
9 S. Montembeault, Fla1.75
10 J. Gibson, Anh1.82
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