By Megan MacDonald
In recent years, games between the Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins have become fan favourites, and Tuesday night’s 5-2 effort was no exception.
Letting in only three goals in three games, Marc-Andre Fleury held the Canes at bay while Jussi Jokinen lit up former teammate Cam Ward with his second career hat trick. The evening also saw goals by Paul Martin and Tanner Glass for the Pens and Eric Staal and Nathan Gerbe for the Canes. It was also a big night for Pens rookie Olli Maatta – who notched his first two career NHL points with assists on two of Jussi Jokinen’s goals.
Pittsburgh are now 3-0-0 as they get ready for their first road trip of the 2013-14 campaign. On Friday they head to Florida to take on the Panthers.