Crosby returns, Pens beat Avs in OT

Pittsburgh, PA ( – Blake Comeau scored at 2:24 of overtime
to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on
Thursday night.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was back in the lineup after missing three
games with the mumps.

Teammate Marc-Andre Fleury, who tested negative for the virus, made 29 saves
to earn his league-leading sixth shutout of the season and help Pittsburgh
improve to 4-0-2 in its last six games.

Rookie Calvin Pickard played superbly for the Avalanche, making 47 saves.

Colorado fell to 1-3-3 in December.