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Penguins-Hurricanes Game Two: From Russia with Hats

Published by on May 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night to take a two-game lead in their Eastern Conference Final series.

In a contest that was about as close to a must win as any Game Two can be, the Penguins' stars simply shone brighter than those of the Canes—that is, if the Canes actually had any stars capable of shining.

Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby combined for four goals and six points, and Malkin registered the first playoff hat trick of his career.

Crosby and Malkin would have beaten any defensive pairing and goaltender in any arena, in any era with the way they played tonight. Carolina simply had no answer for the two-headed monster.

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