TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby both scored their second goals on third-period power plays, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Saturday night.
It was the first meeting between the teams since the Stanley Cup champion Penguins beat Tampa Bay in a seven-game Eastern Conference final last season.
Pittsburgh, which won its fifth straight game, got three assists each from Phil Kessel and Kris Letang. The Penguins are 6-6-1 when trailing after two periods.
Tampa Bay’s Jonathan Drouin had the first of his two goals shortly after getting cut by a high-stick. Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Lightning, who is 1-6-1 over their last eight games.
Matt Murray made 20 saves for the Penguins, and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 33 shots for Tampa Bay.