RALEIGH, N.C. — This article originally appeared on pittsburghhockeynow.com
The Pittsburgh Penguins know all about this storyline.
All too well, actually.
There’s nothing new about losing a close game to Carolina — hey, it happened all four times they met last season, and by one goal on each occasion — but that doesn’t make it any easier to accept.
This is why their 4-2 defeat by the Hurricanes at PNC Arena Saturday night has to sting more than the average loss.
The Penguins, who entered the evening with a four-game winning streak on the road, have not won at PNC Arena since Dec. 22, 2018. Each of their previous six losses there (0-3-3) had been by a single goal.
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