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Recap: Calgary Flames down Carolina Hurricanes 3-1

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The Carolina Hurricanes are unable to finish their five-game homestand on a positive note.

John Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes were unable to finish their five-game homestand on a positive note falling 3-1 to the Calgary Flames on Military Appreciation Day.

Victor Rask was able to start the scoring after converting on a cross-ice pass from Jeff Skinner on the powerplay giving Rask his 14th goal of the season. Eddie Lack also managed to make some nice saves giving the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead going to into the second period, his fifth straight period of shutout hockey.

About six minutes into the second period, Johnny Gaudreau found Micheal Ferland streaking down the ice for a breakaway. Ferland had time to settle the puck and get off a quick release upstairs to Lack’s blocker side, which would find the back of the net to tie the game at one apiece. Ten minutes later Gaudreau himself gave the Flames the lead as he beat Lack on the backhand after grabbing his own rebound.

Halfway through the third, Gaudreau would find his way to the middle of the ice and rocket a wrist shot past Lack. His second of the game iced it for the Flames, who killed off the final two minutes of a sixth attacker on the ice for the Hurricanes.

Despite a 50-50% battle inside the faceoff circle, the Flames were able to dominate possession forcing 11 giveaways while totaling none on their end. Although the Hurricanes dominated the shot column 35-24, they weren’t able to get pucks to the back of the net.

The Hurricanes next travel to South Florida to start a two-game road trip, taking on the Florida Panthers on Tuesday at 7:30 on Fox Sports Carolinas.

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