PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin had his ninth career hat trick, Jordan Staal added two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins won for the fifth time in seven games by routing the Tampa Bay Lightning 8-1 Saturday.

Chris Kunitz, Matt Cooke and Pascal Dupuis also scored and Marc-Andre Fleury made 34 saves for Pittsburgh, which has won eight of nine home games and leapfrogged the New Jersey Devils in the crowded middle of the Eastern Conference playoff-race pack.

Malkin added an assist, taking over the NHL scoring lead with Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos, who had tied him with 11 points in his previous four games. Stamkos was held scoreless.

Teddy Purcell scored for the Lightning, who were beaten badly despite a 35-34 advantage in shots on goal.

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