Turgeon had two goals and an assist to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Penguins. Turgeon has 16 points in his last 12 games.
On a power play, Turgeon deflected Pavol Demitra's shot past Penguins goalie Garth Snow at 9:48 of the third period. It was his eighth goal and gave the Blues a 4-3 lead.
"Turge was flying out there tonight," Blues coach Joel Quenneville said.
St. Louis remained unbeaten in eight home games, winning seven times.
Turgeon's first goal also came with the Blues on the power play and tied it 2-2. He scored on a rebound of Al MacInnis' slap shot at 12:05 of the second period.
Turgeon had a simple explanation for his team's success with an extra skater.
"We just tried to jam it, jam it, jam it when we were on the power play," Turgeon said.
Michal Handzus scored his third goal of the season at 17:32 of the second to give St. Louis a 3-2 lead. Handzus took a pass from Mike Eastwood and fanned on a shot, but Jan Hrdina slid the puck into his own net.
Kip Miller tied it 3-3 for Pittsburgh at 5:20 of the third when he beat Blues goalie Roman Turek for his first goal this season.
Alexei Kovalev of Pittsburgh scored a power-play goal in the second period to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. It was the first short-handed goal the Blues allowed in 22 opportunities.
"They are the kind of team that if they get a goal or two they're very good," Turgeon said. "We just stayed in the game and came back strong, that's how we won."
Turgeon assisted on Dallas Drake's second goal of the season at 1:21 of the second period which made it 1-1.
"Pierre's one of those guys where you look at the end of the game and he's always got two or three points," Penguins assistant coach Randy Hillier said. "He's a smart player and he showed tonight why he's a great player."
Turek finished with 17 saves and Snow stopped 30 shots.
Rene Corbet put Pittsburgh back in front 2-1 at 3:58 of the second when he scored his fourth of the season. Martin Straka had a highlight-reel assist when he kicked the puck to Corbet, who beat Turek with Pittsburgh on the power play.
Straka and Jaromir Jagr each had two assists for Pittsburgh.
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