Pit 1 0 0 1
Car 1 3 0 4
Date of game: 2/28/2013

Recap: Carolina vs. Pittsburgh

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Jiri Tlusty scored two of Carolina's three second-period goals and added one assist, as the Hurricanes posted a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at PNC Arena.

Eric Staal registered a goal with two helpers and Cam Ward made 26 saves for the Hurricanes, who have won two of their last three games.

Marc-Andre Fleury surrendered all four goals on 29 shots in Pittsburgh's second straight loss.

Thursday's contest marked the first time Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal and Penguins forward Brandon Sutter faced their former teams since both made up the key components in last year's draft-day trade between the clubs.

The clubs traded goals in the first period, with Eric Staal netting the equalizer on a deflection with 24.1 seconds remaining.

Chris Kunitz opened the scoring after Sidney Crosby streaked down the left side and fed him a cross-ice pass through a seam for a one-timer from the right circle at the 13:14 mark.

Tlusty and Skinner scored 1:46 apart in the middle frame to put Carolina up 3-1.

The puck squirted free after Eric Staal took a couple of whacks at the side of the net and Tlusty pounced on it just outside the crease for the go-ahead tally at 4:03.

Skinner, who missed the previous five games with a concussion, lit the lamp in his return, collecting Patrick Dwyer's behind-the-net feed and ripping a shot past the blocker of Fleury at 5:49.

In addition to Skinner, forward Tim Brent (lower-body) and defensemen Tim Gleason (lower-body) and Jamie McBain (upper-body) returned to Carolina's lineup.

"It was nice getting some healthy bodies back," said Carolina head coach Kirk Muller.

The Hurricanes potted another late goal to take a 4-1 lead into the second intermission. Eric Staal won a puck battle and Alexander Semin dished out front to Tlusty, who scored from the slot with 11 seconds remaining.

"Last couple games haven't been good. We've been loose on our coverage," Crosby said.

Game Notes

Jordan Staal, drafted second overall in 2006 by Pittsburgh, recorded 248 points (120G, 128A) with the Penguins, helping them win a Stanley Cup title in 2009 ... Semin had two assists ... The Hurricanes improved to 4-1-1 against the Atlantic Division this season ... Pittsburgh was 0-for-5 on the power play. The Penguins had scored at least one goal with the man advantage in each of their last 12 games.

Utah over UCLA is the Pac-12 play of the year

UCLA is coming off its most impressive 2014 outing - a 62-27 romp over Arizona State. Utah lost its last game to Washington State. However, the Utes have a great chance to upset the Bruins.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Stewart still coping with tragedy

Seven weeks after his involvement in an accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on a dirt track in Upstate New York, Tony Stewart continues to deal with emotions surrounding the tragic incident.

Benjamin, Fuller named September's top rookies

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller were named the NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Month for September on Thursday.

Davis included on Tigers' ALDS roster

Rajai Davis is on the Detroit Tigers' 25-man roster for the American League Division Series. Whether the outfielder is in the starting lineup for Thursday's opener against the Baltimore Orioles remains unclear.

Nothin' but Net: Coaching hot seat already burning

With NBA Media Day barely behind us, it's perfect fair and reasonable to already speculate as to which coaches will be fired soonest.

Sens give Ryan 7-year extension

The Ottawa Senators have locked up one of their key offensive contributors, signing forward Bobby Ryan to a seven-year contract extension on Thursday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
Team CHOCOLATE MILK member Owen Hammond recovers post-race with lowfat chocolate milk after finishing 140.6 miles at IRONMAN Chattanooga.

0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.