By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
After enduring their longest losing stretch in six seasons, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear to have turned things around.
The Penguins will try for a third straight win overall and fourth consecutive home victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. on FS Carolinas.
From Dec. 17-27, Pittsburgh (23-17-4) scored 19 goals during a four-game winning streak, capped by a 4-2 home victory over Carolina. The Penguins, however, followed that run by totaling six goals over a six-game skid - their longest since 2006 - which they finally ended with a 4-1 win at Florida on Friday.
The Penguins continued to make up for their recent lack of production Sunday with a 6-3 win at Tampa Bay. After Pittsburgh blew a 3-0 lead in the third period, Evgeni Malkin responded with a natural hat trick - his eighth career hat trick - to go with two earlier assists.
"I didn't think about playing a great game ... I know we have two points," said Malkin, w...