Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) stands up Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, as he crosses the blue line during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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 are 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.