Reilly Smith and Jake Guentzel each had two goals and two assists, Evgeni Malkin also scored twice, and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks 10-2 on Saturday night, handing the home team its NHL-record-tying 11th straight loss to start the season and second straight while allowing 10 goals.

Smith set the tone with two first-period goals as the Penguins, who had lost five of their past six, got back on track against the team with the league’s worst record. Guentzel’s goal early in the second that pushed Pittsburgh’s lead to 3-0 was the 200th of his career.

Bryan Rust had a goal and three assists, and Vinnie HinostrozaKris Letang and Matt Nieto also scored for Pittsburgh. Tristan Jarry had 24 saves.

For all the desperation that the winless Sharks might have brought to the rink, the Penguins said they wanted the win more after a 3-6-0 start.

“I don’t think we like where we are this early in the season,” Rust said. “Don’t like our record, don’t like some of the results. So we knew that we had to come out here tonight, try and get the win.”

The Sharks fell to 0-10-1 to match the 11-game winless starts by the New York Rangers in 1943 and Arizona Coyotes in 2017 and 2021. The last time a team allowed 10 or more goals in consecutive games was the Boston Bruins in 1965. The Sharks lost 10-1 to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.