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Pens edge Avs in SO
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jussi Jokinen netted the lone shootout goal in the second round, as the shorthanded Pittsburgh Penguins picked up a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday at Pepsi Center.
After the first three shooters came up empty in the shootout, Jokinen charged down the right side, cut in front and waited patiently for Semyon Varlamov to drop before roofing a wrister to put the Penguins on top.
Marc-Andre Fleury, who finished with 39 saves, then turned aside Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog to send Pittsburgh to its fourth win in six games.
Brandon Sutter supplied both regulation goals for the Penguins, who were playing without captain Sidney Crosby, left wing Chris Kunitz and defensemen Olli Maatta and Brooks Orpik due to various injuries.
Ryan O'Reilly and Patrick Bordeleau each potted a third-period goal for the Avalanche, who moved within four points of St. Louis for the top spot in the Central Division, despite having their six-game win streak halted.
The Blues, who lost to the Blackhawks Sunday, occupy first with 111 points, while Chicago sits two points back of the Avalanche in third.
Varlamov made 30 saves in the setback.
04/06 22:59:35 ET