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The Pittsburgh Penguins broke out from the six-game winless streak with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday night.

Kip Miller scored with 2:11 left in overtime when Carolina goaltender Arturs Irbe misplayed the puck while trying to cover it in the crease.

"I was just kind of lucky. I was at the right place at the right time," Miller said of the game-winner. "The goalie made a mistake and tried to play the puck and I happened to be coming around the net and he never saw me."

"I got a little overconfident with the puck there," Irbe said. "As I went to freeze it, Kip Miller appeared from nowhere from behind the net. I thought I had it but somehow he snuck it through. That's a tough one to swallow."

The Penguins came back to win the game after being down by two goals in the third period to end an 0-4-2 slide and improved the best overtime record in the NHL to 6-0-9.

"I think they started playing a little more defensively," Jagr said. "They didn't try to score anymore and that's what happens. It's harder to play with that kind of lead than against it."

Sami Kapanen scored twice in the second period for Carolina. Jan Hrdina scored to start Pittsburgh's comeback with 10:34 remaining and Robert Lang sent the game in overtime with 4:42 left in regulation.

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