The Carolina Hurricanes played their second game in as many nights on Friday against the San Jose Sharks. Thanks to a big effort by Elias Lindholm and the Carolina Hurricanes second line, the Canes got a huge 5-3 win over one of the league’s best teams, the San Jose Sharks.
The Sharks capitalized on a Jay Harrison turn over to make it 1-0. Jason Demers picked off a Jay Harrison break out pass. He then put a shot on from the point, and Tommy Wingels deflected it past Cam Ward at 7:09 of the first period. Jason Demers got the only assist.
Mark-Edouard Vlasic would make it 2-0 in favor of the San Jose Sharks. He took a quick snap shot from the point that deflected off of Riley Nash out front. Cam Ward couldn’t handle the deflection, and it went into the Carolina Hurricanes net at 16:31 of the first period. Joe Thornton and Tomas Hertl picked up the assists.
But the Carolina Hurricanes wouldn’t go down without a fight in this one. Jay Harrison made it 2-1 at 11:36 of the second period. Zach Boychuk won the offensive zone face-off, which got back to Jay Harrison at the point. Harrison’s shot from the point deflected off the end wall, bounced off the pad of Alex Stalock, and into the net. Assists went to Riley Nash and Zach Boychuk.
The Carolina Hurricanes come off a hot second period, and they continued it in the third period. Jay Harrison put a shot on from the point that got deflected in by Riley Nash. It was his second goal in as many games, and that tied the game at two at 4:54 of the third period. The goal was assisted by Jay Harrison and Elias Lindholm.
At 6:42 of the third period, the Carolina Hurricanes took the 3-2 lead. Nathan Gerbe centered the puck from the boards, and Jordan Staal powered it home out front. The goal was assisted by Nathan Gerbe and Elias Lindholm.
Justin Braun would answer back and tie the game once again at 9:35 of the third period. He put a slap shot from the point past Cam Ward on his glove side. The assists went out to Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski.
The Carolina Hurricanes came back with a huge goal at 14:00 of the third period. Elias Lindholm deflected an Andrej Sekera wrist shot past Alex Stalock. Andrej Sekera and Jordan Staal got the assists.
Eric Staal would ice the game at 19:29 of the third period with an empty net goal. He intercepted a pass at the Carolina Hurricanes blue line and buried it in the Sharks empty net. The goal was unassisted.
1st Star: Elias Lindholm- 1 goal, 2 assists, +2, 15:20 Time On Ice
2nd Star: Jordan Staal- 1 goal, 1 assist, +1, 17:18 Time On Ice
3rd Star: Riley Nash- 1 goal, 1 assist, +1, 8:36 Time On Ice
The Carolina Hurricanes faced a big challenge Friday night in a battle against the San Jose Sharks. They played a good team game and came out with a 5-3 win over one of the league’s best teams. The second line of Jordan Staal, Elias Lindholm, and Nathan Gerbe played a terrific game en route to the big win in Raleigh.
Jordan Staal played one of his best games as a Carolina Hurricanes player against the San Jose Sharks on Friday night. He was stellar on offense, and he got to the dirty areas consistently. Elias Lindholm played his best game in the NHL against the Sharks. He was fabulous. He got his first career multi-point game, and scored the huge game-winning goal late in the hockey game. The Carolina Hurricanes second line was great, and that was a huge reason why the Carolina Hurricanes beat the San Jose Sharks.
The Carolina Hurricanes showed so much resiliency against the Sharks. They were down 2-0 half way through the hockey game, and they stayed to their game, and were finally rewarded for their efforts. It was a great effort tonight by the Canes. This is the Carolina Hurricanes third straight win, and it was a huge game for them and their confidence.
The Carolina Hurricanes showed a lot of mental toughness tonight. They showed that they aren’t a fragile team anymore. Earlier this year, the Justin Braun goal that ties the game at three in the third period would be a huge blow to this team. This Canes team came back and scored to re-take the lead.
The Carolina Hurricanes get a much deserved win tonight. They outplayed San Jose, and this might have been the best win all year for the Carolina Hurricanes. They were down 2-0 to one of the league’s best team over half way through this game. The Carolina Hurricanes are now second place in the Metropolitan Division after their win against the Sharks.
The Carolina Hurricanes will get two days off before taking on the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver on Monday night. The Canes start a big western road-trip next week. It’ll be a big test for the Carolina Hurricanes, but if the Hurricanes continue their great level of play, they will have a good trip.
Topics: Carolina Hurricanes