Sun, Jan 15, 2012 - Page 19 News List

Penguins return to winning ways

AP, SUNRISE, FLORIDA

Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins, right, checks Ed Jovanovski of the Florida Panthers off the puck at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, on Friday.

Photo: AFP

The Pittsburgh Penguins ended their six-game losing skid in an unlikely venue, winning 4-1 on the road in Florida against the NHL Southest Division-leading Panthers on Friday.

Steve Sullivan, Evgeni Malkin, Tyler Kennedy and James Neal all scored as Pittsburgh netted more than once for the first time since the skid began.

After a scoreless opening period, the Penguins took a 1-0 lead on Sullivan’s goal early in the second and Malkin made it 2-0 with an unassisted score with 35 seconds to go in the period.

After Kennedy stretched the lead 36 seconds into the third, Michal Repik got the Panthers on the board 6 minutes, 55 seconds into the final period.

SABRES 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2

In Buffalo, New York, Jason Pominville scored the go-ahead goal with 5 minutes, 47 seconds left in the second period as Buffalo held on for the win over Toronto.

In other NHL action, it was:

‧ Capitals 4, Lightning 3

‧ Blue Jackets 4, Coyotes 3

‧ Ducks 5, Oilers 0

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