The Carolina Hurricanes overcame some adversity to outscore the San Jose Sharks, 6-3 on Tuesday night.
First off, the team’s first line center, Sebastian Aho, could not play due to an “upper body concern.” Coach Rod Brind’Amour went with seven defensemen and 11 forwards to compensate.
The Canes were dominating early but the Sharks scored on a breakaway with their first shot and chance of the game to take the early lead just 3:14 in. The lead did not last long though when Seth Jarvis scored a powerplay goal less than a minute later.
Shortly after that, Frederik Andersen took a shot off his mask and had to leave the contest just 5:27 into the game. Antti Raanta came in and played the rest of the way.
Even though Carolina outshot the Sharks 18-5 in the first period, goalie Mackenzie Blackwood made save after save to keep the score tied 1-1.
The Canes outshot the home team in every period and ended up with a 42-16 advantage for the game.
But even though they were outplayed, the Sharks managed to take a 3-2 lead into the locker room at the end of the second period.
Jaccob Slavin made a beautiful shorthanded tally for Carolina 8:54 into the second, but they were killing penalties most of this frame. The Sharks scored two powerplay goals of their own.
The third period was all Carolina.
Stefan Noesen started it off with a powerplay goal in close. A bit later, Jarvis scored his second powerplay tally of the night off a nice pass from Martin Necas. This goal would be the game-winner.
Necas would score on a wrap-around chance and just 15 seconds later, Brett Pesce zipped one past Blackwood from the blueline.
After the game Brind’Amour said that Aho and Andersen were held out for precautionary measures but they would be tested later in Seattle.
- Tony DeAngelo was called for unsportsmanlike conduct after he said something to the ref after the ref seemed to crash into him on a play near the end of the second period. He was also called for a 10 minute major. I don’t think he saw another shift in the third. He finished with 8:34 of ice time.
- The team was only credited with six hits for the game. Jarvis and Lemieux had two each.
- Jack Drury had a better night in the faceoff circle and finished at 67%. (4 of 6) Teuvo Teravainen won 61%. (11 of 18). Overall the team won 55%.
- Brent Burns and Jarvis led the way with 21:02 of ice time each.
- This was another penalty laden game. Carolina went 3 for 7 on the PP. The Sharks went 2-6.
Game Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/GS020047.HTM
Event Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/ES020047.HTM