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Penguins Down Carolina 2-1 - Match Report

The Hurricanes came up short Tuesday against the Penguins, falling 2-1 in a shootout.

The Penguins were a -190 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

The win was clinched by James Neal, who beat Cam Ward in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh got goals from Evgeni Malkin in the victory. Malkin opened the scoring at 18:38 of the first period.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 25-save effort for the Penguins.

Carolina got a goal from Jamie McBain in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Carolina got a 40-stop effort from Cam Ward in the loss.

Pittsburgh scored 0 times on 1 chances on the power play, while Carolina went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Pittsburgh outshot Carolina 41-26 in the game.

Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Carolina, they head home to face Washington.