RALEIGH, N.C. -- Left winger James Neal scored 1:03 into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins
defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Friday night at PNC Arena.
Neal took the puck on a give-and-go from left winger Jussi Jokinen for the winning goal.
It came after a frantic third period when Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland, in his first
game back after sitting out five games as part of a suspension, scored with 6:45 remaining to put
the Penguins ahead.
Engelland's blast trickled into the net past Carolina goalie Justin Peters. It was Engelland's
third goal in 28 games this season.
But Carolina left winger Drayson Bowman responded with the tying goal for the Hurricanes with
2:29 left in regulation on a wrap-around.
Penguins right wing Chris Conner tied the game less than two minutes into the third period.
Center Sidney Crosby scored earlier for the Penguins, who hold the best record in the Eastern
Conference. They were in danger of being saddled with consecutive losses for the first time since
Defenseman Andrej Sekera and left wing Nathan Gerbe scored earlier for Carolina, which lost its
fourth game in a row.
Pittsburgh, which had a seven-game winning streak snapped Monday night in a 5-0 loss at Ottawa,
limited the Hurricanes to two shots across the first 15 minutes of the third period.
Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 shots for the Penguins.
Peters finished with 22 saves.
The teams combined for three goals in a 32-second span.
Sekera sent a back-hander past Fleury with 1.3 seconds left in the first period.
Crosby, who has a 10-game points streak against Hurricanes, scored 16 seconds into the second
Fourteen seconds later, Gerbe poked the puck after an initial shot by right wing Alexander