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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 Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

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.

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  • 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 after Jozef Stumpel beat Lang on a faceoff at 1:52.

    Vladimir Tsyplakov made a tremendous play to set up Audette's second of the game and seventh of the season at 6:07. Tsyplakov faked his way past Penguins Brad Werenka and Martin Straka to set up Audette for the easy tap-in and a 4-2 lead.

    Jagr got the Penguins within one goal at 14:33 of the third when he beat Jamie Storr from 40 feet. But Palffy got his second goal of the game and fifth of the season 34 seconds later wen 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.

    Lang got the game's first goal just 2:48 in when Jagr's pass hit Kings defenseman Aki Berg's skate and deflected to him.

    Palffy scored on a breakaway during a power play at 17:50 of the first to tie it.

    The Kings took a 2-1 lead on another power play at 8:49 of the second. Skudra stopped Berg's shot from the point but the rebound went to Audette at the base of the left circle. He surprised Skudra with a quick shot.

    Pittsburgh lost forward Matthew Barnaby eight minutes into the game. Blake checked him in open ice and Barnaby hobbled off with what the Penguins reported as a strained knee.

    Storr made his second start in 14 games this season.

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