Pens win fourth straight

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Jaromir Jagr refused to be dominated by the Dominik Hasek Tuesday night. Jagr had a five-point night with a goal and four assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3.

"Sometimes you feel you can do anything on the ice, sometimes you feel you can't do anything," said Jagr, who leads the NHL with 72 points. "Right now, I feel like I can do anything."

Jagr set up goals by Kip Miller and Kevin Hatcher to give Pens a 2-0 lead after on period. Buffalo charged in the second period taking the lead with goals by Jason Woolley, Brian Holzinger and Miroslav Satan.

"We got lazy in the second period. We tried to play Buffalo's system," Jagr said. "They took the chance and we made mistakes. And they scored on it. I know we have to play our system."

Jagr took over with less than seven minutes left in the game, assisting on goals by Jan Hrdina and Miller in a 1:12 time span as the Pens regained the lead. Jagr added an empty netter with one second left.

"He made four great passes and they got four goals," said Hasek. "Especially on the tying goal, he made a great pass. His passes were great, they were always on the stick. With a playmaker like that, all you have to do is wait for the puck and shoot it."

The Penguins won their fourth in a row and became the first team this season to rally from a third-period deficit against Buffalo, which had been 19-0-0 when leading after two periods.

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