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Eddie Lack Makes Timely Saves in Hurricanes’ 2-1 Win Over Coyotes

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Lack stopped 24 of 25 shots en route to a 2-1 road win for the Hurricanes.

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Eddie Lack made a lot of timely saves in Carolina’s 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday night, and, boy, did the Hurricanes work their bag off.

After falling to the Yotes in Raleigh on Friday, the Canes bounced back with a good effort in front of Lack who made 24 saves on 25 shots in a terrific effort with the spotlight on him following headline-taking quotes from head coach Bill Peters late last week.

Carolina got off to a good start in the opening period on Sunday, getting a lot of pucks on net and generating some good rebound opportunities on Mike Smith, but neither team was able to find the back of the net in the opening 20.

The Coyotes found the scoresheet early in the second period. A deflected shot from the point got momentarily absorbed by Eddie Lack, but it trickled through and the loose puck in the crease got tapped in by Peter Holland to make it a 1-0 hockey game.

The Hurricanes answered back in short order. Under a minute and a half under the Yotes took the lead, Jaccob Slavin’s point shot got redirected by Teuvo Teravainen from the top of the crease and it beat Smith to tie the game at one.

A tightly contested third period rendered no score through 15 minutes, but a 2-on-1 rush resulted in the game-winning goal for Carolina with just under four minutes to go.

Jeff Skinner attempted a cross-crease pass to Lee Stempniak, but his pass deflected up and off the crossbar, and then the trailer Derek Ryan came in and tipped it in past a down and out Mike Smith.

The Hurricanes picked up their first road win since February 4 and Jaccob Slavin extended his point streak to four games on Sunday night.

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