Donald Audette and Ziggy Palffy scored two goals apiece as the Los Angeles Kings overcame Jaromir Jagr's four-point night and extended their winning streak to five games with a 5-4 victory over the Penguins tonight in Pittsburgh.
The Penguins are winless in six games (0-4-2) and have yet to win a home game (0-2-2). Pittsburgh is also three games under .500 (2-5-3) for the first time in Coach Kevin Constantine's three seasons.
"I don't understand how we lost," Jagr said.
The Penguins entered the third trailing 2-1, but tied it just 46 seconds into the period when Robert Lang scored his second goal of the game and sixth of the season. That tie lasted just over a minute before Rob Blake blasted a 50-foot shot past Peter Skudra's blocker pad, after Jozef Stumpel had beat Lang on a faceoff, 1 minute 52 seconds into the period.
Vladimir Tsyplakov made a tremendous play to set up Audette's second of the game at 6:07. Tsyplakov faked his way past Pittsburgh's Brad Werenka and Martin Straka to set up Audette for an easy tap-in and a 4-2 lead.
Jagr got the Penguins within a goal at 14:33 of the third when he beat goalie Jamie Storr from 40 feet. But Palffy got his second goal of the game and fifth of the season 34 seconds later when he intercepted Jiri Slegr's pass and beat Skudra. Jagr then scored his 10th of the season at 17:49 when he knocked in a loose puck.
Jagr assisted on both of Lang's goals and has points in each of Pittsburgh's 10 games this season. Jagr has either scored or assisted on the Penguins' last 13 goals.