PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored in his return from a lower-body injury and Sidney Crosby added his 16th goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Blue Jackets 2-1 on Monday night.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 shots for the Penguins, who won their sixth straight home game.
Crosby pushed his season-point total to an NHL-best 43 when he deflected in a shot by Pascal Dupuis midway through the third.
Matt Calvert scored with less than a minute left for Columbus, spoiling Fleury’s shutout bid. Curtis McElhinney made 28 saves.