account
search
search

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Carolina 2

  |   Oct. 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Jussi Jokinen notched a hat trick and provided the go-ahead goal in the third period of unbeaten Pittsburgh's 5-2 victory over Carolina Tuesday.

Jokinen netted the game's first goal in the opening period, but the Hurricanes fought back to forge a 2-2 deadlock on Nathan Gerbe's tally 3:13 into the third.

The Pens, however, finished the contest with three straight goals, ignited when Jokinen took a pass from Evgeni Malkin in the left circle and sent a wrist shot into the net less than 2 minutes after Gerbe's tally.

Tanner Glass later made it 4-2 and Jokinen finished his hat trick with a power-play marker as Pittsburgh improved to 3-0-0 starting the season.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 32-of-34 shots to notch the victory.

Eric Staal found the net and Cam Ward made 32 stops for the Hurricanes, who absorbed their first regulation loss of the year.

Related UPI Stories
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
x
Feedback