James Guillory-US PRESSWIRE
4 Total Updates since January 18, 2013
4 months ago Article 103 comments
The Carolina Hurricanes didn't start their season as planned, struggling on the penalty kill and looking out of sorts in a convincing 5-1 win Saturday by the Panthers in Sunrise, Fla.
4 months ago Update 13 comments
It is just one game, but it's a game the Carolina Hurricanes would like to forget as they fell behind 4-0 in the first period and dropped their opening game of the season to the Florida Panthers, 5-1 at BB&T Arena on Saturday night.
Cam Ward allowed a goal on the home team's first official shot of the season, (and Jonathan Huberdeau's first shot of his career), and ended up allowing four goals on 12 shots before being replaced by Dan Ellis to start the second period. Ellis finished out by allowing one goal on 13 shots the rest of the way.
The Hurricanes will need to work on special teams as they went 0-6 on the powerplay and allowed 3 goals on 6 official powerplays by Florida.
The Canes did mount some serious pressure in the Panther zone during the second period and outshot the Kats 17-9, but goalie Jose Theodore made some fine saves to hold the visitors at bay.
Midway through the second, Patrick Dwyer scored the lone goal of the game for Carolina off of an assist by Joni Pitkanen, who faked shot but lined a perfect pass to a waiting Dwyer in front of the net. The score was during a delayed call on an upcoming Panther penalty.
Brian Campbell scored two goals and Huberdeau had two assists to go with his goal to lead Florida.
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