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Hurricanes Vs. Penguins: 52 Shots And Three-Goal Third Period Give Pittsburgh Its Fourth Win In A Row

The Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth game in a row on Tuesday night with a 4-2 win at Consol Energy Center against the overmatched Carolina Hurricanes. Pittsburgh blitzed the Canes through the first two periods, outshooting Carolina 37-10. But only James Neal's second-period goal was able to break through against Justin Peters to even it at 1-1.

The third period, however, was a different story, as Pittsburgh took the lead and then extended it to 4-1. When it was all said and done, the Penguins enjoyed a whopping 52 to 18 shots-on-goal advantage. Steve Sullivan gave the Pens the lead on the power play less than two minutes into the final period. Evgeni Malkin had his second assist of the night as he fed Sullivan, who blasted it past Peters. Just over a minute later, Pascal Dupuis would give Pittsburgh the two-goal lead. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has been a stalwart during the Pens' recent streak but he was rarely tested on Tuesday.

It was only a matter of time before a few of the many Pens' chances were converted for goals. In his 400th game as a pro, Jordan Staal would seal it with his 14th goal of the year to make it 4-1. Pittsburgh has now won four games in a row and will look to continue the streak at home on Thursday night against rival Philadelphia.

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