RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Ray Whitney scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period Thursday and the Carolina Hurricanes went on to down Pittsburgh 4-2.
Carolina played its first home game since Jan. 31.
The Hurricanes moved past idle Atlanta and Washington into the lead in the Southeast Division.
Dany Sabourin stopped 46 shots and kept the Penguins in a 2-2 tie through two periods. But Whitney took a pass from Stall and slipped the puck past a screened Sabourin 3:45 into the third.
Bayda scored on an odd-man rush with 8:21 to play.