The Pittsburgh Penguins (28-11-5) played the Carolina Hurricanes (21-16-7) on Friday night. Matt Murray would start for the Penguins. Cam Ward would start for the Hurricanes. Matt Cullen, Tom Kuhnhackl, and Steve Oleksy would be the scratches for the Penguins. Klas DAhlbeck, Ryan Murphy, and Ty Rattie would be the scratches for the Hurricanes.
Ian Cole would get called for hooking 27 seconds into the game. Trevor Daley would score unassisted at 12:31 to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. The Hurricanes would have 13 shots to the Penguins 12 in the first period.
Ian Cole would get called for tripping at 2:15 of the 2nd. Carl Hagelin would score at 6:59 to make it 2-0. Cameron Gaunce and Phil Kessel would get the assists. Conor Sheary would score at 12:28 to make it 3-0. Bryan Rust would get the lone assist. Chris Kunitz would score his 5th goal of the season at 12:46 to make it 4-0. Eric Fehr and Scott Wilson would get the assists.Jeff Skinner would get called for embellishment at 13:14. Justin Schultz would get called for holding at 13:53. Jeff Skinner would get a unsportsmanlike penalty at 16:36. Phil Kessel would score on the powerplay at 17:29 to make it 5-0. Evgeni Malkin and Justin Schultz would get the assists. The Penguins would have 17 shots to the Hurricanes 9 in the 2nd.
Evgeni Malkin would score at 6:37 of the 3rd to make it 6-0. Jake Guentzel and Justin Schultz would get the assists. Cam Ward would get called for roughing at 6:37, the penalty would be served by Brock McGinn. Viktor Stalberg would score shorthanded at 7:09 to make it 6-1. Ron Hainsey and Jaccob Slavin would get the assists. Conor Sheary would score his 15th of the season at 9:05 to make it 7-1. Sidney Crosby and Bryan Rust would get the assists. The Penguins would have 12 shots to the Hurricanes 6.
The Penguins would go 1 for 3 on the powerplay and kill all 3 penalties. Matt Murray would make 27 saves on 28 shots. Conor Sheary would score 2 goals. Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel would have a goal and an assist. Chris Kunitz, Carl Hagelin, Trevor Daley would each have a goal. Bryan Rust and Justin Schultz would have each have 2 assists. Eric Fehr, Scott Wilson, Jake Guentzel, Sidney Crosby, and Cameron Gaunce would have an assist each. The Penguins play the Bruins (23-20-6) on Sunday.