Sidney Crosby scores 1st even strength goal of season in 4-3 win

Penguins 4 – Avalanche 3

Sidney Crosby’s first even strength goal of the season at 11:56 of the third period ended up being the eventual game winner in the Penguins 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Off an Avalanche turnover, Crosby got behind the D and took a feed from Pascal Dupuis to beat Reto Berra backhand for his third goal of the season. The goal put the Penguins up 4-2.

Matt Duchene cut the Penguins lead to 4-3, scoring his second of the game with a 1:23 left in regulation. The Penguins would hold on improving to 12-7-0, 24 pts, on the season and 9-3 in one-goal games.

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