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Miroslav Satan has goal and two assists as Penguins top Blues 6-3

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ST. LOUIS - Miroslav Satan had a goal and two assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a three-game losing streak when they rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 Saturday night.

Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal each had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh. Alex Goligoski, Tyler Kennedy and Maxime Talbot also scored for the Penguins, who broke out of a scoring drought. Pittsburgh had scored two goals or fewer in its previous three contests and had been held to no more than two in the past four road games.

The Penguins were helped by the presence of captain Sidney Crosby, who was forced out of Thursday night's loss at Phoenix by an undisclosed injury. He had two assists against the Blues.

Pittsburgh had not won in St. Louis since a 4-3 victory on Dec. 12, 1998, and hadn't played there since a 3-0 loss on Dec. 13, 2005.

Patrik Berglund scored the 10,000th goal in Blues history. Barret Jackman and T.J. Oshie had the other St. Louis goals.

Trailing 2-1 entering the second period, the Penguins scored three times.

Goligoski tied it 6:03 into the period when he skated in from the point and beat goalie Chris Mason with a wrist shot from the high slot.

With Eric Brewer off for holding, Malkin gave the Penguins the lead with a one-timer from just inside the blue-line at 12:22. Kennedy made it 4-2 just 37 seconds later when he swatted his own rebound from a bad angle.

St. Louis entered averaging 23.9 shots per game, the fewest in the NHL. The Blues had just four shots in the first period, but scored on two.

Jackman made it 1-0 at 9:29 when his shot from the left point deflected off Pittsburgh defenceman Rod Scuderi and past goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. After Satan tied it with a wrist shot at 17:47, Oshie gave the Blues the lead again when he scored off a centring pass from David Perron 17 seconds later.

Notes: Ruslan Fedotenko left the Penguins' morning skate with an undisclosed injury and was scratched from the lineup. ... The Blues sent G Marek Schwarz back to Peoria (AHL) and recalled Chris Holt. He is the fifth goalie to dress for St. Louis and he will serve as the backup to Mason until Manny Legace returns. ... Pittsburgh placed Pascal Dupuis on the injured list with an undisclosed ailment and recalled forward Janne Pesonen from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). ... Blues No. 1 draft, D Alex Pietrangelo, returned to the lineup after missing six games with an upper body injury. ... Oshie was injured during a faceoff midway through the second period. He limped off and didn't return.

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