Skinner scores in OT, Hurricanes beat Penguins 3-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Jeff Skinner scored a power-play goal 3:02 into overtime, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Eric Staal and Kris Versteeg each had a goal and an assist, and linemate Elias Lindholm assisted on all three Carolina scores. Cam Ward made 23 saves for the surging Hurricanes, who won their third straight and have earned points in 12 of 16 games.
Kris Letang and Chris Kunitz scored for Pittsburgh, and Sidney Crosby had two assists. Kunitz tied it with 13:58 remaining in regulation off Crosby's pass from behind the net.
Skinner scored 22 seconds into a hooking minor on Evgeni Malkin. Skinner took a slick pass from Lindholm near the net and beat Marc-Andre Fleury from close range to end it.
Fleury finished with 18 saves.