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