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Penguins 3, Hurricanes 2

Saturday, 01.22.2011 / 9:53 PM

Associated Press

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Penguins 3, Hurricanes 2
Carolina Hurricanes 2, Pittsburgh Penguins 3

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dustin Jeffrey, Mark Letestu and Pascal Dupuis scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins held off the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night for their first win without injured stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

Playing a second straight game with their dynamic scoring duo missing, the Penguins limited Carolina's chances until Sergei Samsonov and Eric Staal scored over the final 4:25 to make things interesting.

Crosby missed his eighth consecutive game due to a concussion, and Malkin has sat out two because of a sore left knee and a sinus infection.

The Penguins' 2-0 loss at New Jersey on Thursday was the first game they played without Crosby and Malkin since Malkin entered the NHL in 2006.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
17:14
PIT
Dustin Jeffrey (2) Snap shot - ASST: Brooks Orpik (9)
1 - 0 PIT
3rd Period
02:22
PIT
PPG - Mark Letestu (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Kunitz (17), Kris Letang (34)
2 - 0 PIT
07:28
PIT
SHG - Pascal Dupuis (10) Backhand shot - ASST: Jordan Staal (4), Paul Martin (14)
3 - 0 PIT
15:35
CAR
Sergei Samsonov (9) Snap shot - ASST: Jiri Tlusty (2)
3 - 1 PIT
19:02
CAR
Eric Staal (23) Wrist shot - ASST: Joe Corvo (17), Joni Pitkanen (17)
3 - 2 PIT
penalty summary
1st Period
11:21
CAR
Sergei Samsonov  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
16:00
PIT
Zbynek Michalek  Holding against  Jeff Skinner
2nd Period
10:52
PIT
Chris Conner  Holding against  Ian White
13:48
CAR
Jay Harrison  Interference against  Chris Kunitz
13:48
PIT
Chris Kunitz  Diving against  Jay Harrison
16:02
PIT
Chris Conner  Interference on goalkeeper against  Cam Ward
16:20
CAR
Jamie McBain  Interference against  Matt Cooke
3rd Period
02:03
CAR
Erik Cole  Interference against  Ben Lovejoy
06:43
PIT
Brooks Orpik  Roughing against  Chad LaRose
11:51
CAR
Tuomo Ruutu  Unsportsmanlike conduct
15:54
PIT
Chris Kunitz  Roughing against  Jeff Skinner
15:54
PIT
Chris Kunitz  Roughing against  Jeff Skinner
15:54
CAR
Jeff Skinner  Roughing against  Chris Kunitz
20:00
CAR
Eric Staal  Misconduct (10 min) against  Brooks Orpik
20:00
PIT
Brooks Orpik  Misconduct (10 min) against  Eric Staal
goalie stats
Cam Ward
Cam Ward
20-15-5
SA: 31TOI: 59:03
Saves: 28EV: 23 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .903SH: 1 - 2
Marc-Andre Fleury
SA: 26TOI: 60:00
Saves: 24EV: 18 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .923SH: 2 - 2