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Penguins Down Carolina 5-4 - Match Report

Pittsburgh earned a 5-4 victory over Carolina on Friday, but needed a shootout to do it at Consol Energy Centre.

Pittsburgh was favored by -175 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 6.

Sidney Crosby clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 2 for the Penguins. Pittsburgh got goals from Chris Kunitz (2), Sidney Crosby, and Tyler Kennedy in the victory. Kunitz opened the scoring at 8:55 of the first period.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 of 34 Carolina shots in the victory.

Carolina got goals from Jussi Jokinen (2), Pat Dwyer, and Brandon Sutter in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Carolina got a 32-stop effort from Justin Peters in the loss.

Pittsburgh scored 1 time on 2 chances on the power play, while Carolina went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Pittsburgh outshot Carolina 36-34 in the game.

Pittsburgh looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Panthers. The Hurricanes will aim to get back on the winning track vs Nashville.