October 6, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes right wing Radek Dvorak (18) is congratulated by teammates after his 2nd period goal against the Philadelphia Flyers at PNC Center. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes Get First Win Of Season

The Carolina Hurricanes got into the win column tonight, beating the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 2-1. Jay Harrison and Radek Dvorak scored, while Anton Khudobin made 17 saves for the win.

Harrison scored the first goal of the game in the first period after Jeff Skinner controlled the puck in the trenches and got the puck back to Harrison. The 30-year-old played pitch-and-catch with Ryan Murphy before taking a wrist shot to beat Steve Mason through the five-hole.

Skinner kept veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen to handle the puck, not an easy feat to do.

Luke Schenn scored the Flyers lone goal in the second period when he fired a face-off won puck to the far post on Khudobin.

Dvorak’s game-winner came off of misplay by Schenn that ricocheted off Skinner’s skate to Dvorak, who was in the slot. The Czech Republic native shot the puck over Mason’s right shoulder for his second in the same amount of games.

The assist was Skinner’s second of the game and third this season.

However, the Canes did not escape with any repercussions. Elias Lindholm left in the third period and did not return after Max Talbot slashed Lindholm’s wrist on what should have been a penalty call.

UPDATE: Kirk Muller said Lindholm returned to the bench during the third period and is fine.

Jordan Staal‘s line had another effective game, keeping the Flyers’ superstar Claude Giroux and his line off the board, while Eric Staal kept Vincent Lecavalier‘s line under control.

In net, Khudobin played strong, but was not tested as much as Cam Ward was against the Red Wings.

The power-play still needs some work, but the penalty kill continued it’s streak of not allowing a goal.

The Hurricanes next play on Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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