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Penguins beat Ducks 5-2 behind with 2 goals by Hornqvist

  • Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Thomas Greiss, of Germany, deflects the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Thomas Greiss, of Germany, deflects the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen, of Denmark, moves the puck as Pittsburgh Penguins' Brandon Sutter, background right, approaches during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen, of Denmark, moves the puck as Pittsburgh Penguins' Brandon Sutter, background right, approaches during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist, of Sweden, celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist, of Sweden, celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

Patric Hornqvist scored twice in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins also got goals from Evgeni Malkin and Blake Comeau in a 5-2 victory over the league-leading Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.

Thomas Greiss made 27 saves, improving his record to 8-3-3 and helping the Penguins win for the fifth time in six games. They lost 3-1 at Columbus in the opener of a four-game road trip.

Sidney Crosby scored into an empty net with 10.3 seconds remaining. The Penguins are 6-0 when he and Malkin both have goals.

Tomas Fleischmann and Corey Perry scored third-period goals for the Ducks, who had won seven of their previous eight games. Frederik Andersen stopped 16 shots in his first career start against Pittsburgh, and his second start after missing three weeks because of a neck injury.