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Blake Comeau's goal in OT lifts Penguins over Avalanche 1-0

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Blake Comeau scored with 2:36 left in overtime to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 on Thursday night.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots, registering his sixth shutout of the season just hours after the Penguins thought their starting goaltender had the mumps.

Fleury, who recorded the 34th shutout of his career, was tested after missing Wednesday's practice with an illness, but the results came back negative and he was cleared for Thursday's game.

Sidney Crosby also returned Thursday after missing three games with the mumps, as the Penguins managed three wins and five of a possible six points without their captain. They now have six wins in their last nine games.

Comeau's goal was his 11th of the season. He tapped the game-winner past Avalanche goaltender Calvin Pickard after Evgeni Malkin deflected Rob Scuderi's shot from the point in front.

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