Posted December 02, 2011 on AP on Fox
For the second time in as many games, the Pittsburgh Penguins will try to beat a team with a new coach. The Penguins look to secure a winning road trip Saturday night by keeping the struggling Carolina Hurricanes winless under Kirk Muller. Backed by a solid defensive effort, Pittsburgh (15-7-4) improved to 2-1-0 on a four-game trek with a 2-1 win over Washington on Thursday. Though the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins tallied their fewest goals in a win this season, they held the struggling Capitals to 17 shots and kept them winless since Dale Hunter replaced Bruce Boudreau as coach. "I think any time you can keep that team under 20 shots, you're playing well defensively but you're also playing with the puck and going the other way," coach Dan Bylsma told the Penguins' official website. Pittsburgh now faces Carolina (8-15-4), which is 0-2-0 since Muller replaced the fired Paul Maurice earlier this week. The Hurricanes have dropped a season-high five in ...
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