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(Sports Network) - The Pittsburgh Penguins hope a visit to the NHL's worst team can break their current losing streak, as the slumping club wraps up a three-game road trip with an afternoon tilt against the lowly Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center.

Pittsburgh was handed its third consecutive loss and eighth setback in 10 games on Wednesday, when Florida's Olli Jokinen recorded his third career hat trick to propel the Panthers to a 5-2 victory over the Penguins.

Florida peppered Pittsburgh's Jocelyn Thibault with 39 shots, with the veteran goaltender finishing with 34 saves. Evgeni Malkin and Colby Armstrong had the goals for the Penguins, who fell to 8-9-3 on the road.

Sidney Crosby was held scoreless on Wednesday, but the Pittsburgh phenom still leads the NHL with 65 points and 44 assists this season. Crosby has feasted on the Flyers over the course of his brief career, having amassed 29 points (14 goals, 15 assists) in 13 lifetime games against Philadelphia.

Crosby has also had at least two points in each of his last seven encounters with the Flyers, including a career-high six-point outing (one goal, five assists) in the last meeting between the rivals back on December 13.

Philadelphia is in the midst of an even longer winless drought than the Pens, as the Atlantic Division cellar-dwellers lost their fifth straight game with Thursday's 4-2 defeat to Montreal at the Wachovia Center.

Joni Pitkanen scored his first goal of the season and Jeff Carter also tallied for the Flyers, who fell again despite the return of captain Peter Forsberg to the lineup. The All-Star center had missed the last four games with a groin injury.

Forsberg was credited with an assist on Pitkanen's goal and needs just two more to reach 600 for his career.

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