Penguins hold on to beat Hurricanes 3-2

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

Playing a second straight game with their dynamic scoring duo missing, the Penguins limited Carolina’s chances until Sergei Samsonov(notes) and Eric Staal(notes) 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.

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M. Fleury
Marc-Andre Fleury
Penguins - G
Saves: 24
Save Pct.: .923
J. Staal
Jordan Staal
Penguins - C
Goals: 0
Assists: 1
E. Staal
Eric Staal
Hurricanes - C
Goals: 1
Assists: 0


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Cam Ward Car 31 28
Marc-Andre Fleury Pit 26 24


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