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Recap - Penguins Defeat Tampa Bay 6-3

The Penguins got a 3-goal performance from Evgeni Malkin as Pittsburgh handed Tampa Bay a 6-3 defeat on Sunday at St. Pete Times Forum.

Pittsburgh was favored by -135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Evgeni Malkin (3), James Neal (2), and Richard Park each scored for the Penguins in the victory. Neal opened the scoring for Pittsburgh, finding the back of the net at 2:43 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Paul Martin and Evgeni Malkin.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 17-save effort for the Penguins.

Ryan Malone, Teddy Purcell, and Matt Gilroy scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.

Tampa Bay got a 38-stop effort from Mathieu Garon in the loss.

Pittsburgh scored 2 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 1-for-1 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 44-20.

Pittsburgh heads into a battle against the Hurricanes. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against Boston.