Pens Fall To 0-2 On Road Trip With Loss In Raleigh

March 1, 2013
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Chris Kunitz scored for the Pittsburgh Penguins less than seven minutes into their Thursday night game in Raleigh, North Carolina, but the Pens never found the net again and lost a 4-1 decision to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Pittsburgh (13-8) has lost the first two games of a three-game road trip after going 8-2 in their first ten games away from home.  It was the first time since February 2 that the Penguins had played a game without scoring a power play goal.

The Pens still lead New Jersey by two points in the NHL’s Atlantic Division.  Carolina (10-8-1) remains tied for first place in the Southeast Division.

Jiri Tlusty recorded two goals and an assist for the Hurricanes.  Eric Staal had a goal and two assists.  Jeff Skinner scored a Carolina goal.  Alexander Semin tallied two assists.  Cam Ward (7-6-1) stopped 26 of 27 shots, while Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury (10-5) took the loss with 25 stops.

The Penguins will end the road swing with a game in Montreal at 7:00 PM on Saturday.  Radio pregame airtime on 96.3 KQW will be 6:30 PM.

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