The Carolina Hurricanes end their 5 game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday night. The Hurricanes were trailing with under a minute left, but they stormed back late and got a big win.
The Philadelphia Flyers opened the scoring with 3:58 left in the third period. Scott Hartnell deflected a Kimmo Timonen slap shot past Justin Peters on the Flyer powerplay. This made the game 1-0 late in the third.
The Carolina Hurricanes did not go down with out a fight. With 53 seconds left in the third, Jordan Staal ties the game off a pass from Eric Staal from behind the net. Jordan was set up right in front of Steve Mason, and he tied the game at one late in the third.
In overtime, Manny Malhotra scores his first as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes and wins it for the Canes. Manny Malhotra put a hit on Mark Streit at center ice, the puck then went to the stick of Ron Hainsey, who sprung Malhotra for a breakaway on Steve Mason that Malhotra capitalizes on.
Those were the scoring plays from the game.
The Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers grinded out a rough game. Justin Peters and Steve Mason both played very well in net for their respective teams.
The Carolina Hurricane did win, but it wasn’t a perfect game by any means. The powerplay still needs work, and the Hurricanes still need to find a way to score more goals.
The Hurricanes still got a huge win for this teams confidence. This win snapped a five game losing streak, and Jordan Staal scored the big game tying goal late in regulation.
Manny Malhotra’s contributions to the team might be far undervalued. He was a plus 2, scored the game winning goal, and he continues to win a large majority of his faceoffs.
The first line still needs to get rolling, but they had good chances tonight. They need to score though, so they have to find their game sooner rather than later.
The Hurricanes defense continues to impress. The Carolina Hurricanes played very well in their own end, and it is good to see that this is something I can say in almost all the recaps.
Game By The Numbers
The Hurricanes did very well in the faceoff dot. Jordan Staal won 63% of his faceoffs (10 of 16), Eric Staal won 54 % (13 of 24), Riley Nash won 60% (3 of 5), and Mannt Malhotra won 64% of his faceoffs (14 of 22).
Every player on the Carolina Hurricanes played at least eleven minutes of ice time against the Flyers. Kirk Muller showed trust in all four lines, and that will go a long way for the Hurricanes to have success.
Rookie defenseman Ryan Murphy led all skaters in ice time with 24:55. I thought he played well, Kirk Muller is showing more and more trust in Ryan Murphy, and he deserves it.
The Carolina Hurricanes pick up a big 2-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers. This could go a long way for their team confidence, and as we all know, the Hurricanes play very well when they are confident that they can win night in and night out.
The Hurricanes play next on Thursday night against the New York Islanders. This will be another home game for the Canes, and it will be another important one as the Canes look to string some wins together.