LOS ANGELES -- Evgeni Malkin's first goal Wednesday night was historic. His second was a game winner.
Malkin slapped in a loose puck from the slot 2:45 into the extra period to give the Penguins their fifth straight win. The winner came with the Kings' Mattias Norstrom in the penalty box for tripping.
Malkin also scored in the first period, beating Dan Cloutier with a wrist shot, to become the first NHL player in 89 years with goals in his first six games. The 20-year-old Russian joined Joe Malone, Newsy Lalonde and Cy Denneny, who each scored in their first six games during the NHL's inaugural season in 1917-18.
Wednesday's win was the Penguins' first in Los Angeles since January 1999. Pittsburgh is 4-0 on the road this season.
"We came out flat and they came at us hard from the first shift," said Penguins rookie Jordan Staal, who tied it with his fifth goal of the season 75 seconds after the opening faceoff.
Mike Cammalleri gave the Kings the lead just 25 seconds into the game.
Malkins first goal gave the Penguins a 2-1 early but Dustin Brown tied it 13 seconds into the second period. Rob Blake tapped in a rebound during a Kings' power play at 4:54 of the second to give Los Angeles a 3-2 lead before the Penguins rallied in the third.
"We did some simple things tonight that were wrong and it cost us in the end," Kings coach Marc Crawford said. "We're still growing as a team. There isn't any fault in the effort, the effort was definitely there."
Derek Armstrong had two assists for Los Angeles.
|Evgeni Malkin keeps impressing the league as he scores in every game played thus far. (AP)|
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|00:25||Michael Cammalleri (6), Slap Shot - Assist: Dustin Brown|
|01:15||Jordan Staal (5), Slap Shot - Assists: Mark Recchi, Nils Ekman|
|08:29||Evgeni Malkin (6), Slap Shot - Assists: Sidney Crosby, Colby Armstrong|
|00:13||Dustin Brown (2), Slap Shot - Unassisted.|
|04:54||Power Play - Rob Blake (2), Slap Shot - Assists: Lubomir Visnovsky, Derek Armstrong|
|07:47||Noah Welch, Slap Shot - Assists: Mark Recchi, Sidney Crosby|
|02:45||Power Play - Evgeni Malkin (7), Slap Shot - Assists: Sergei Gonchar, Sidney Crosby|
|05:50||Malkin: Tripping - 2 min.|
|09:48||Avery: Interference - 2 min.|
|11:49||Norstrom: High sticking - 2 min.|
|13:49||Conroy: Hooking - 2 min.|
|03:57||Moore: Broken Stick - 2 min.|
|05:41||Conroy: Hooking - 2 min.|
|01:23||Norstrom: Tripping - 2 min.|
|SHOTS ON GOAL|
|Attendance - 18118|
|Referees - Wes McCauley, Dean Warren|
|Linesmen - Brad Lazarowich, Jay Sharrers|