Hagelin scores twice, Pens welcome back Malkin with 4-1 win
Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) and Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) battle in the corner during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
PITTSBURGH (AP) Carl Hagelin scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins welcomed star forward Evgeni Malkin back from injury with a 4-1 victory against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.
Hagelin scored his sixth and seventh of the season for Pittsburgh and Scott Wilson added a third-period goal.
Defenseman Kris Letang scored his 10th of the season for the Penguins, who had Malkin back in the lineup after the 2012 NHL MVP missed 10 games with a lower-body injury. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots for his 25th win.
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The Penguins won their 15th straight home game against Winnipeg, the NHL's second-longest streak against any opponent. The Jets haven't won in Pittsburgh since Dec. 27, 2006, when they were known as the Atlanta Thrashers.
Blake Wheeler scored his 18th of the season for the Jets, who have lost six of their last eight games.