First powerplay of the year, first powerplay goal of the year. The Carolina Hurricanes took their first lead of the season thanks to a sneaky deflection by Lee Stempniak in front.
It’s Stempniak’s first goal as a Hurricane and the second point of his debut with the team. Noah Hanifin released the shot and gets the primary assist. Jeff Skinner gets the secondary helper, good for his second point of the night after tying the game in the first period.
Bryan Bickell won’t get a point on the play, but he provided a key screen in front to disrupt Connor Hellebuyck’s view of the puck.