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Landeskog has goal, 2 assists as Avalanche beat Penguins 3-1

  • Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, of Russia, makes a stick-save of a shot against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, of Russia, makes a stick-save of a shot against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save of a shot off the stick of a Colorado Avalanche player in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save of a shot off the stick of a Colorado Avalanche player in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay, center, and his son, Samuel, bottom, skate past an image cast on the ice, to mark Alex's 1,000th NHL contest, to join his wife and three other children for a ceremony before facing the Pittsburgh Penguins in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Colorado Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay, center, and his son, Samuel, bottom, skate past an image cast on the ice, to mark Alex's 1,000th NHL contest, to join his wife and three other children for a ceremony before facing the Pittsburgh Penguins in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and two assists, Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat Pittsburgh 3-1 on Wednesday night to halt the Penguins' four-game winning streak.

Jarome Iginla scored 13 seconds into the second period and Nathan MacKinnon, wearing a shield to protect his broken nose, added a goal with his skate for Colorado on a night when Alex Tanguay played in his 1,000th NHL game.

Evgeni Malkin scored the lone goal for the Penguins. The Avalanche are 16-5-6 against Pittsburgh since moving to Denver in 1995-96.

Varlamov played in his 20th straight game and improved to 10-8-2 during the streak. He stymied Sidney Crosby and Malkin — two of the NHL's top scorers — for most of the game, before allowing Malkin's goal off a rebound midway through the third period.