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Malkin has 3 goals, 2 assists in Pens' win over Lightning

12:02 AM, Jan 16, 2012   |    comments
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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.

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