- The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Calgary Flames 6-3 on Friday night, resuming play after nearly a week away. Andrei Svechnikov scored two goals in the game.
- Despite having a 39-27 overall shot advantage, the Hurricanes failed to outshoot their opponent for the first time in their last seven games.
The Carolina Hurricanes beat the Calgary Flames 6-3 on Friday night, returning to action after almost a week off. Andrei Svechnikov scored 2 goals.
Carolina won for the ninth time in ten games, thanks to a goal and two assists from Brady Skjei, goals from Derek Stepan, Jesper Fast, Tony DeAngelo, and two assists from Steven Lorentz.
Frederik Andersen made 36 saves while playing the entire game for the first time in almost three weeks.
Blake Coleman and Matthew Tkachuk both had a goal and an assist for the Flames, who have passed 3 games without a point. Johnny Gaudreau also scored.
Dan Vladar made 31 saves while playing back-to-back games for only the second time this season, following a 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
Due to a postponement, the Hurricanes hadn’t played since Saturday. After a stifling first period, Stepan, Svechnikov, and DeAngelo scored in five minutes of the second to put them up 4-1.
Tkachuk’s 13th goal of the season came with 6:34 left in the second period, less than a minute after DeAngelo’s, and Gaudreau cut Carolina’s lead to 4-3 with 11:03 remaining.
With 1:52 remaining, Skjei managed to score, and Svechnikov added his second of the match and 12th of the season shorter than a minute afterward.
In the first period, Calgary had 21 shots; most of the Hurricanes have permitted in any period this season. The Flames were held to only 18 shots for the remainder of the game.
Despite having a 39-27 overall shot advantage, the Hurricanes failed to outshoot their opponent for the first time in their last seven games.
With their first regulation loss against teams from the Metropolitan Division, the Flames fell to 8-1-2 in those games. Last month, they were defeated in overtime at home by Carolina.
Calgary also fell to 3-1-1 in the second game of back-to-back outings.
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