The Carolina Hurricanes routed the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-2 Sunday afternoon. It was the Pens eighth loss in their past 10 games. The win for the Hurricanes pulled them into a three-way tie with the New York Islanders and the Columbus Blue Jackets for the two wild-card sports in the Eastern Conference. The Pens are now just five points in front of those spots.
Evgeni Malkin and Patrick Marleau scored the Penguins goals. They led 2-1 after one period, before the game got
The Pens fell to Washington 5-2 Saturday at PPG Paints Arena. The Caps jumped on the Pens for a 3-0 lead in the first period.
The Pens play their next three games on the road – beginning Tuesday in New Jersey.