Patric Hornqvist and Phil Kessel each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins pounded the Calgary Flames 9-1 on Thursday night.

Sidney Crosby, Bryan Rust, Jack Johnson, Jake Guentzel and Matt Cullen also scored, and Matt Murray made 38 saves to help the Penguins improve to 5-1-2 overall and 3-0 on a four-game Canadian trip.

Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith lets in a goal during NHL hockey game action against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Crosby has scored three times in his last two games after going six without a goal to start this season. Evgeni Malkin had a pair of assists to extend his point streaks to six straight games.

James Neal spoiled Murray’s shutout bid late in the third period.

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Derick Brassard, right, tries for a rebound from Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith during NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flames starter Mike Smith was pulled for David Rittich midway through the second period after allowing six goals on 21 shots. Rittich turned away 12 of 15 shots.

Four previous games between Calgary and Pittsburgh had either gone to a shootout or overtime, but the Penguins put on a scoring clinic, pouncing on rebounds and converting both power-play chances into goals.

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Brian Dumoulin, left, checks Calgary Flames’ Mark Jankowski during NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Flames were booed as they headed to the dressing room after the second period.

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray, left, and Jamie Oleksiak, right, check Calgary Flames’ Sam Bennett during NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

NOTES: Defenseman Travis Hamonic returned to Calgary’s lineup after missing eight games. His jaw was broken in a fight with Vancouver’s Erik Gudbranson in the season opener. … Malkin has two goals and 10 assists during his six-game points streak.

UP NEXT:

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray, right, kicks the puck away from Calgary Flames’ Sean Monahan during NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Penguins: At Vancouver on Saturday night.

Flames: Host Washington on Saturday.

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray, right, blocks the net against Calgary Flames’ Garnet Hathaway during NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Source: The Associated Press

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