November 9, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Kyle Brodziak (21) watches the shot come in towards Carolina Hurricanes goalie Justin Peters (35) during the 2nd period at PNC Center. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes Lose In Shootout To Minnesota Wild

The Carolina Hurricanes could not extend their winning streak against the Minnesota Wild, but were able to earn a point in the shootout as they lost, 3-2 Saturday night in Raleigh.

Jason Pominville scored the first goal of the game and the game-winner in the shootout to lead the Wild to their 10th win of the season.

Ryan Murphy and Jiri Tlusty scored the two goals for the Canes. Tlusty’s goal was the first in six games for any members of the first line.

Murphy got his goal after taking a simple shot on net. The puck deflected off defenseman Nate Prosser, which tricked Josh Harding and got the Hurricanes on the board.

Tlusty was the next to score after Alexander Semin tried to pass the puck along the half boards to Eric Staal, but banked off a Minnesota skate to end up in the slot where Tlusty was skating.

The Czech Republic native slid the puck under Harding’s pad to give the Hurricanes’ a 2-1 lead.

However, the lead would not last as Justin Fontaine deflected a Marco Scandella shot past Justin Peters.

In the third period and overtime, the Canes had their best chances to score, but could not bury one and had to settle for a shootout loss and only one point.

The first two periods were a back-and-forth affair for the most part with neither team controlling play, but a decent amount of chances for both teams.

Peters had another strong game making 28 saves. The two goals he did allow were difficult to stop and were not his fault at all.

The offense had a strong game, even if the two goals were fluke goals. They had a few great chances in the final 25 minutes, but just couldn’t put the puck in the net.

Despite not gaining a win, this is another game to build on. The Hurricanes played strong in all areas of the ice, but couldn’t get the game-winner in regulation.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes Jiri Tlusty Justin Peters Ryan Murphy

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