Pittsburgh Skates Past Colorado 3-2 - Recap
Pittsburgh earned a 3-2 victory over Colorado on Sunday, but needed a shootout to do it at Pepsi Center.
Pittsburgh was an underdog by +138 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
The win was clinched by Jussi Jokinen, who beat Semyon Varlamov in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Pittsburgh. Brandon Sutter (2) scored for the Penguins in the victory. Sutter opened the scoring for Pittsburgh, finding the back of the net at 3:46 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Tanner Glass and Matt Niskanen.
Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 39-save effort for the Penguins.
Patrick Bordeleau and Ryan O'Reilly scored for the Avalanche, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 of 32 shots for the Avalanche, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Pittsburgh scored 1 time on 2 chances on the power play, while Colorado went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
Pittsburgh lost the shots on goal battle to Colorado by a margin of 41-32.
Pittsburgh looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Red Wings. The Avalanche will aim to get back on the winning track at Edmonton.