PITTSBURGH (AP) -- James Neal beat Carolina's Cam Ward on the stick side in the shootout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
Evgeni Malkin scored his 22nd goal of the season for the Penguins and scored leading off the shootout as Pittsburgh won its third straight.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves and stopped Carolina's Eric Staal's backhand bid to extend the shootout as Pittsburgh has rebounded following a six-game losing streak.
Ward made 40 saves for the Hurricanes and Jamie McBain scored his fourth goal of the season, but Carolina struggled on the power play and couldn't take advantage of a couple of great chances against Fleury in overtime.
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