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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Chris Kunitz scored three goals, Evgeni Malkin got Pittsburgh going with a goal 7 seconds into the game and the Penguins, playing for the first time since the Winter Classic, beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 8-1 on Wednesday night.

Alex Goligoski added a goal and set up three others and Kris Letang had three assists to help the Penguins end a two-game losing streak.

Pittsburgh scored four times on its first eight shots while opening a 5-0 lead in the first against the Lightning. Tampa Bay was 9-1-1 in its previous 11 after beating Washington 1-0 in overtime Tuesday night.

Chris Conner, Tyler Kennedy and Mark Letestu also scored for Pittsburgh. Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves, allowing only Adam Hall's goal early in the third.

Despite all the goals, NHL scoring leader Sidney Crosby had only an assist.

Lightning star Steven was awarded a penalty shot early in the second period, but slipped in the left circle as he skated toward the net and didn't get a shot off.

NEW YORK (AP) - Mats Zuccarello scored his first NHL goal 3:09 into overtime and Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves to lift New York past Carolina.

Zuccarello, the 5-foot-7 forward from Norway, scored in his sixth NHL game. He got to a rebound after Brandon Dubinsky charged in on goalie Cam Ward and scored from a near-impossible angle on the goal line with a drive underneath the crossbar. Zuccarello and Dubinsky also assisted on Matt Gilroy's goal that snapped a scoreless tie 8:41 into the third period.

Eric Staal ruined Lundqvist's shutout bid with 6:14 left in regulation to force overtime.

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