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Early goals by Malkin, Maata give Penguins enough for 2-1 victory over Maple Leafs

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Evgeni Malkin and Olli Maatta scored first-period goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins held on for a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Malkin scored his second goal in as many games and Maatta collected his first of the season for Pittsburgh. Forward Phil Kessel faced Toronto for the first time since the Leafs shipped the three-time All-Star to Pittsburgh in a blockbuster July trade.

Marc-Andre Fleury, playing in his 600th career game, made 26 saves as Pittsburgh won its sixth straight against Toronto.

Penguins' captain Sidney Crosby hasn't scored in the team's first five games, a career-worst stretch to start the season.

Jake Gardiner scored his second goal in as many nights for Toronto, which has lost four of five to begin the season. Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots.

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This story deletes incorrect reference to Jonathan Bernier making his first start.

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