Blueger made it 2-0 at 10:44. He poked in a rebound for his eighth of the season.
Hoffman trimmed the lead to 2-1 when he fired a shot from the right circle that got past Jarry with 2:38 left in the first.
“It felt annoying,” Hoffman said. “We played really well. A couple of their goals, we made it too easy for them to get. They’re a good team and they’re going to earn goals themselves. We can’t give them too many free ones like we did tonight.”
NOTES: Penguins D John Marino did not play due to an injury suffered in Thursday’s loss at Tampa Bay. … Panthers C Aleksander Barkov returned after missing three games with a lower-body injury. … D MacKenzie Weegar, who missed 16 of the last 17 games, returned after missing Thursday’s game against Vegas with an illness.