Mar 31, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes center Elias Lindholm (16) skates with the puck in the third period against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Senators won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Elias Lindholm's Two Goals Leads The Carolina Hurricanes Past The Pittsburgh Penguins

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The Carolina Hurricanes took on the Metropolitan Division leading Pittsburgh Penguins in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night. The Carolina Hurricanes were led by their young forwards in route to a 4-1 win.

Scoring Summary

The Pittsburgh Penguins opened the scoring at 9:01 of the first period. Chris Kunitz ripped a shot off of Ron Hainsey and past Anton Khudobin. Lee Stempniak and Sidney Crosby got the assists.

Justin Faulk scored his first goal since December 29 at 14:39 of the first period. After bouncing around in the slot, the puck went back to Justin Faulk at the point, and he blasted it off of Marc-Andre Fleury and in.

Elias Lindholm was set up beautifully by Jeff Skinner at 9:24 of period two to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 2-1 lead. Jeff Skinner skated behind the net, and he set up Lindholm with a behind the back pass. Lindholm then got it past Fleury. Skinner and Andrei Loktionov got the assists.

Elias Lindholm scored his second goal of the night at 14:57 of period two to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-1 lead. Deryk Engelland had the puck in his own end until Lindholm and Skinner teamed up and stole it from him. Lindholm then walked in and sniped it past Fleury. Jeff Skinner got the assist.

The Carolina Hurricanes extended their lead to 4-1 at 11:47 of period three. Andrei Loktionov spun around and threw a shot on Fleury, and Eric Staal was there to deflect it into the Penguins goal.

 

My Three Stars

1st Star: Jeff Skinner – 2 assists, 2 shots, +2, 14:35 TOI

2nd Star: Elias Lindholm – 2 goals, 4 shots, +1, 14:03

3rd Star: Anton Khudobin - Win, 30 saves on 31 shots, .968 save percentage

 

Game Analysis

The Carolina Hurricanes took on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday evening.

The Carolina Hurricanes played great for most of the game on Tuesday night. Elias Lindholm and Jeff Skinner shined brightest for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Jeff Skinner had a great game, and he extended his point streak to six games against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He tallied two assists, and he was a big part of both goals scored by Elias Lindholm.

The Carolina Hurricanes got a complete team effort against the Pens. Everybody played hard, and they were all on board and ready for the game.

Anton Khudobin played a fantastic game. He kept the Carolina Hurricanes in the game early on, and he silently shut down the Pittsburgh Penguins throughout the game. If the Carolina Hurricanes can get consistent goaltending from Cam Ward and Anton Khudobin, they will be tough to beat.

Coming off a game on Monday night in Ottawa, the Carolina Hurricanes came out of the gates slow, but they played great hockey in the second and third period in route to a big 4-1 win over the Metropolitan Division leading Penguins.

The Carolina Hurricanes will take on the Dallas Stars on Thursday night at the PNC Arena.

 

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