Not a game anyone wants to think about ever again. The Penguins played a great first 10 minutes, then it all went to hell.
The crucial stretch was a five-minute window in the second period. The Canes got a power-play goal from Elias Lindholm, and then Lindholm scored again to make it 3-1. After that the Penguins, struggled to do anything.
NOT THREE STARS
3. James Neal-Jussi Jokinen-Beau Bennett
The second line was on the ice for all three Carolina goals at even strength. Not a ton of chances generated.
2. Matt Niskanen
Five turnovers, yikes.
1. Deryk Engelland
Really rough game for Engelland. He had trouble with the puck all night. He didn’t make the decision to sit Simon Despres look like a good one.