|PIT||1||0||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|CAR||1||3||0||(0 - 0)||4|
|G: 1||Shots: 2|
|A: 2||Hits: 0|
|PTS: 3||PIM: 2|
|+/-: 2||TOI: 20:00|
|G: 2||Shots: 5|
|A: 1||Hits: 3|
|PTS: 3||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 2||TOI: 17:27|
|SA: 27||TOI: 60:00|
|GA: 1||EV: 22-23|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4-4|
|SV%: .963||SH: 0-0|
The Southeast Division co-leaders erased an early 1-0 deficit by scoring three goals in a span of 6 minutes, 14 seconds and won for just the second time in six games.
Chris Kunitz scored for the Penguins, who entered leading the Atlantic Division but were held without a power-play goal for the first time since Feb. 2.
Cam Ward made 26 saves for Carolina.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots for the Penguins, who have lost the first two games of a three-game road swing.
But while Jordan Staal didn't show up on the score sheet, big brother Eric sure did: The line he centered for Tlusty and Semin produced three goals.
The Hurricanes started their scoring binge in the final minute of the first period, tying it at 1 with 24.1 seconds left when Eric Staal redirected Semin's spinning shot.
Tlusty then made it 2-1 by stuffing in the rebound of Eric Staal's close-range shot 4:03 into the second.
Skinner pushed the lead to 3-1 just 1:46 later when he scored off a pretty backhand pass from Patrick Dwyer.
Tlusty capped Carolina's three-goal second period and made it a three-goal game with 10.1 seconds left.
That had the Hurricanes on their way to yet another victory over a non-Southeast Division team. They are 0-5 against the other four teams in their division - and 10-3-1 against everybody else.
This one started just as the stat sheet suggested it would - with the Penguins scoring first.
Sidney Crosby delivered a pretty cross-ice pass to Kunitz, who fired a one-timer past Ward to make it 1-0 with 6:46 left. The Penguins entered outscoring their opponents 23-9 in the first period, while Carolina had been outscored 21-7 in the opening 20 minutes.
And for more than 19 minutes of the period, it looked as though those stats would hold - until Staal's redirection started the Hurricanes' flurry against Fleury.
NOTES: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said C Evgeni Malkin, who missed his third straight game with a concussion, skated for the second consecutive day at the team's practice facility south of Pittsburgh - and uncorked a nifty trick shot, sending a puck into a bag from center ice. Bylsma said there is no timetable for Malkin's return. ... Skinner was one of four Hurricanes who returned from injuries, joining D Tim Gleason, D Jamie McBain and C Tim Brent. ... Carolina was 1-4 without Skinner.
|Chris Kunitz (9) ASST: Sidney Crosby (22), Matt Niskanen (3)|
1 - 0 PIT
|Eric Staal (10) ASST: Alexander Semin (11), Jiri Tlusty (6)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Jiri Tlusty (8) ASST: Eric Staal (11), Tim Gleason (3)|
2 - 1 CAR
|Jeff Skinner (8) ASST: Patrick Dwyer (4), Joe Corvo (5)|
3 - 1 CAR
|Jiri Tlusty (9) ASST: Alexander Semin (12), Eric Staal (12)|
4 - 1 CAR
|Kris Letang Cross checking against Eric Staal|
|Chad LaRose Interference against Brooks Orpik|
|Jay Harrison Roughing against Joe Vitale|
|Tanner Glass Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Craig Adams Roughing against Jay Harrison|
|Jay Harrison Roughing against Craig Adams|
|Jay Harrison Tripping against Matt Cooke|
|Jeff Skinner Diving against Deryk Engelland|
|Deryk Engelland Hooking against Jeff Skinner|
|Eric Staal Interference against Dustin Jeffrey|
|Beau Bennett Too many men/ice - bench|
|Joe Vitale Interference against Jamie McBain|
|Jeff Skinner Tripping against Marc-Andre Fleury|
|Robert Bortuzzo Tripping against Jeff Skinner|
|Robert Bortuzzo Fighting (maj) against Jay Harrison|
|Jay Harrison Fighting (maj) against Robert Bortuzzo|
|SA: 29||TOI: 58:34|
|Saves: 25||EV: 17 - 21|
|PIM: 0||PP: 7 - 7|
|SV%: .862||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 27||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 26||EV: 22 - 23|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 4|
|SV%: .963||SH: 0 - 0|