The Pittsburgh Penguins (47-19-11) played the Carolina Hurricanes (35-28-14) on Sunday. Matt Murray would start in goal for the Penguins. Eddie Lack would start in goal for the Hurricanes. Cameron Gaunce, Carl Hagelin, Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin, and Tom Sestito would be the scratches for the Penguins. Jay McClement and Ryan Murphy would be the scratches for the Hurricanes.
Klas Dahlbeck would get called for tripping at 9:40 of the 1st period. Jake Guentzel would score on the powerplay at 11:28 to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Chad Ruhwedel and Nick Bonino would get the assists. Jeff Skinner would score at 13:21 to tie the game at 1-1. Elias Lindholm and Lucas Wallmark would get the assists. The Hurricanes would have 11 shots to the Penguins 9 in the 1st.
Scott Wilson would score at 7:50 of the 2nd to make it 2-1 Penguins. Carter Rowney would get the lone assist. The Penguins would have 12 shots to the Hurricanes 11 in the 2nd.
Carolina would get called for too many mean on the ice at 4:31 of the 3rd. Lee Stempniak would serve the penalty. Conor Sheary would score on the powerplay at 5:07 to make it 3-1. Patric Hornqvist and Phil Kessel would get the assists. Matt Cullen would get a double minor for high sticking at 8:57 to make it 3-2. Justin Faulk would score on the powerplay at 9:38. Sebastian Ago and Elias Lindholm would get the assists. Ian Cole would get called for high sticking at 13:12. The Hurricanes would have 13 shots to the Penguins 5 in the 3rd.
The Penguins would go 2 for 2 on the powerplay and 2 for 3 on the penalty kill. Matt Murray would make 33 saves on 25 shots. Scott Wilson, Conor Sheary, and Jake Guentzel would each have a goal. Nick Bonino, Carter Rowney, Patric Hornqvist, Phil Kessel, and Chad Ruhwedel would each have an assist. The Penguins play the Columbus Blue Jackets (49-21-8) on Tuesday.