PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dustin Jeffrey, Mark Letestu and Pascal Dupuis scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins held off the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night for their first win without injured stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
Playing a second straight game with their dynamic scoring duo missing, the Penguins limited Carolina's chances until Sergei Samsonov and Eric Staal scored over the final 4:25 to make things interesting.
Crosby missed his eighth consecutive game due to a concussion, and Malkin has sat out two because of a sore left knee and a sinus infection.
The Penguins' 2-0 loss at New Jersey on Thursday was the first game they played without Crosby and Malkin since Malkin entered the NHL in 2006.
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