From ice level at PPG Paints Arena, Dan Kingerski shares what he saw on the ice and what he felt in the Pittsburgh Penguins locker room after the Penguins’ second loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in five days.
The Penguins lost in OT, 4-3, at PPG Paints Arena.
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The Penguins’ point tied them with the New York Rangers for third in the division, and the Penguins have two games in hand, but the point that angered the players was the one they lost.
Like Sunday, the Penguins had a lead but could not hold it. Jordan Staal scored with five minutes remaining, and Carolina needed just 23 seconds of overtime.
Jacob Slavin scored the game-winner. Evgeni Malkin chased him behind the Hurricanes’ net, which allowed the defenseman to race ahead, three-on-two.
Malkin kicked himself afterward.
Coach Mike Sullivan didn’t offer much cover, either.
Kingerski breaks down the game, the consequences, and some of the good things, too.