RALEIGH, N.C. - The Pittsburgh Penguins are returning to the Stanley Cup final.
The Penguins completed a sweep of Carolina in the Eastern Conference final, with a 4-1 victory over the Hurricanes.
Eric Staal opened the scoring Carolina at 1:36 of the first period, but the Penguins went to the intermission with a 2-1 lead with goals from Ruslan Fedotenko and Maxime Talbot.
Bill Guerin made it 3-1 in the second period, and Craig Adams added a empty with just over a minute left.
The Penguins will play the winner of the Detroit-Chicago series for the Cup.
The Red Wings, who beat the Penguins in six games in last year's final, have a three-games-to-one series lead over the Blackhawks.
That series resumes Wednesday in Detroit.