RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Arron Asham and Pascal Dupuis scored 1:27 apart in the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins made a late defensive stand to beat the slumping Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night.
Craig Adams had a goal and an assist, and Sidney Crosby added an assist for the Penguins. They've won five of seven games since Crosby's return, and he has two goals and 10 assists in that span.
Brent Johnson stopped 30 shots to win a battle of the backups against Brian Boucher, who made 37 saves.
Jamie McBain scored two goals for the Hurricanes, who have lost six straight and 13 of 16.
Carolina had a 5-on-3 advantage for the final 2:04, but Johnson made five saves during that span --including one on Jussi Jokinen's shot off the post that trickled past him before covering it with his shoulder with 17.2 seconds left.
Asham broke a 1-all tie when his hard shot from between the circles beat Boucher with 11:27 left. Dupuis followed by hammering in a rebound to make it 3-1 wi...