Malkin scores twice in return, Penguins defeat Ducks 4-1

Evgeni Malkin couldn’t have dreamed up a better return to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup. The four-time All-Star and 2012 Hart Trophy winner scored twice and had an assist in his season debut Tuesday night as the surging Penguins rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. “Obviously we were hopeful that he’d have an immediate impact, and to score two goals like he did tonight, set up an empty-netter on one of (Jeff Carter’s) goals, was quite an impact on the game,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.