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Penguins 4, Hurricanes 2

Pens overwhelm Canes with 48 shots on goal

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The Carolina Hurricanes jumped out to an early 2-0 lead but it was not enough as the Pittsburgh Penguins eventually took over the game and defeated the Canes, 4-2 on Thursday night at the Consol Energy Center.

The Penguins racked up a total of 48 shots on goal in the game and kept goalie Eddie Lack busy as he made 44 saves in the losing effort.

The Canes powerplay unit didn't help in this game as they went 0-5 overall.

Phillip Di Giuseppe hopefully started a new point streak when he scored an unassisted goal just 42 seconds into the game.

Riley Nash then scored to make it 2-0 just five minutes into the game, but the Pens had yet to get started.

Sidney Crosby scored unassisted himself before the end of the first period then Phil Kessel and Crosby scored again in the second.

Nick Bonino closed out the scoring in the third period.

The Canes will finally end this long road trip with an afternoon match against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

Game Notes:

  • The fourth line had a rough night statistically as each of them finished at -2.  Ryan Murphy was on the ice for three goals against and was -3. 
  • The Canes were outshot 48-33. Elias Lindholm led the team with five.
  • Jaccob Slavin had a team high 24:22.  He also led the team with five blocked shots.
  • Event Summary