Letang leads Penguins over Ducks 5-1

Anaheim Ducks' Rickard Rakell, right, moves the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Kris Letang scored a power-play goal and had an assist in his return from an upper-body injury, Matthew Murray stopped 32 shots in his season debut, and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on Wednesday night.

Patrick Hornqvist, Bryan Rust, Matt Cullen and Evgeni Malkin also scored for the Penguins, who improved to 7-2-1 despite not having Murray to start the season after breaking his hand during the World Cup of Hockey.

Ducks goaltender John Gibson made 29 saves, including stopping a penalty shot by Scott Wilson after being bowled over by the Penguins forward.

Malkin put the Penguins ahead 7:41 into the first period, scoring his sixth goal of the season.