Malkin returns, Pens dodge Bolts

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Updated: March 4, 2013

Evgeni Malkin returned from a four-game
absence to post a goal and an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins took a 4-3 win
over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.

Malkin, last year’s Hart Trophy winner, had been out due to a concussion he
suffered in a game against Florida on Feb. 22, but was back on the ice to help
the Penguins to their second straight win.

Sidney Crosby added a goal and an assist while Chris Kunitz and James Neal
also scored for Pittsburgh, which got 25 saves from Marc-Andre Fleury.

Steven Stamkos scored twice while Tom Pyatt also scored for the Lightning,
who have dropped their past five games.

Mathieu Garon started in net for Tampa but left just 2:19 into the second
period with an undisclosed injury. He stopped 12-of-13 shots while Anders
Lindback allowed two goals on 18 shots in the loss.