TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Evgeni Malkin had three goals and two assists, James Neal added two goals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 on Sunday.
Malkin scored twice in a stretch of 1:49 midway through the third period to put Pittsburgh ahead 5-3 after the Penguins had blown a three-goal advantage earlier in the frame. He completed the hat trick with an empty-net goal with 56 seconds to play.
Richard Park had the other goal for the Penguins, who have won two straight following a six-game losing streak.
Matt Gilroy, Ryan Malone and Teddy Purcell scored for the Lightning, who have lost seven straight and dropped into last place in the Eastern Conference.