PITTSBURGH (AP) - Matt Niskanen and Dustin Jeffrey scored third-period goals to send the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday.
Panthers goaltender Jacob Markstrom made 37 saves in his first NHL start this season.
Niskanen took a pass from Kris Letang and scored on a one-timer from the left side at 7:49.
Jeffrey then scored his first goal since Feb. 18, 2012, when he redirected a shot from Matt Cooke at 15:15 to give the Penguins a 3-1 lead.
Chris Kunitz also scored for the Penguins and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves in his first start in five days.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin left the game in the third period after he took an off-balance check from Erik Gudbranson while driving to the net and slid back-first into the end boards.
Malkin remained down on the ice for several moments, but skated off the ice on his own.
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