Justin Peters' 48 Saves Not Enough: Penguins 4, Hurricanes 2

The Carolina Hurricanes were dominated for much of the night as they dropped a contest to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night, 4-2. Justin Peters made his season debut and stood on his head for much of the game while making a career best 48 saves, but it wasn't enough for the Canes who allowed a total of 52 shots on goal.

The Hurricanes were outshot badly in each and every period and at one time in the third period were getting shelled 41-10. Still the score was close until the decisive third when the Pens finally broke through for three goals to put the game away.

The Canes took a 1-0 lead midway through the first period on a Tim Brent tip of a Tim Gleason pass. The score would stay that way until the Pens tied it up in the second.

But the third period was once again the breaking point for Carolina. After the score was 4-1, Tuomo Ruutu knocked in a goal to extend his point streak to six games, but it was too little too late at that point.

The Canes return home to do battle with the Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

Game Notes:

  • Many fans were probably happy to see Zac Dalpe matched up with Eric Staal and Drayson Bowman. The line showed a lot of speed and good promise, but could not connect for any points. Chad LaRose was moved to Dwyer's old spot, on Brandon Sutter's line.
  • The Canes ended up with only 18 shots on goal, led by Ruutu and LaRose with three each. The Pens had 21 in the second period alone.
  • Bowman and Stewart led the way with three hits each. The team had 17 for the night.
  • Once again, Justin Faulk had the most time on ice at 23:33. Jay Harrison was next with 22:20. Anthony Stewart was at 10:01 in this one. Andreas Nodl was low man at 8:52.
  • Harrison had a team high four blocked shots while Faulk had three.
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