Cam Ward made 34 saves, and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 at PNC Arena on Friday in the preseason finale for each team.
Ward allowed a third-period goal by Pascal Dupuis but the Hurricanes (4-2-0) won their fourth consecutive game. Jordan Staal scored at 19:29 of the first period to put Carolina ahead, and James Wisniewski made it 2-0 at 2:59 of the third.
The Hurricanes open the regular season at the Nashville Predators on Oct. 8.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for the Penguins, who finished the preseason 3-5-0. Pittsburgh opens the regular season at the Dallas Stars on Oct. 8.