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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.

CAPITALS 2, HURRICANES 1

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dmitry Orlov broke a third-period tie with his first NHL goal, and Washington moved into a tie for the Southeast Division lead with a win over Carolina.

The rookie defenseman, playing in his 25th game, put in the rebound after a shot by Jason Chimera at 1:12. The Capitals have won three straight overall and seven in a row at home, moving them even with the Florida Panthers for the top spot in the division with 50 points.

Washington is 12-9-1 since coach Dale Hunter replaced Bruce Boudreau and hasn't trailed at home since Dec. 13.

Alexander Semin also scored for the Capitals, and Tomas Vokoun made 43 saves.

Jussi Jokinen broke his 25-game goal-scoring drought for the Hurricanes, who had won two straight to climb out of the division cellar.

The Hurricanes welcomed back last season's rookie of the year Jeff Skinner, who sat out 16 games with a concussion.

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