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Pittsburgh Ices Carolina 8-3 - Recap

Hockey bettors who backed the Penguins on the moneyline Saturday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Pittsburgh easily handled Carolinan 8-3 at Consol Energy Centre.

Pittsburgh won as a -215 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

James Neal (3), Jussi Jokinen (2), Matt Cooke, Brenden Morrow, and Evgeni Malkin each scored for the Penguins in the victory. Malkin opened the scoring for Pittsburgh, finding the back of the net at 10:49 of the first period. The goal was assisted by James Neal and Marc-Andre Fleury.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 27-save effort for the Penguins.

Kevin Westgarth (2) and Tuomo Ruutu scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.

Justin Peters stopped 27 of 35 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Pittsburgh went 2-for-3, while the Hurricanes were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 35-30.