The Carolina Hurricanes had some good moments as well as some, not so good moments, but did what they needed to do to earn the win against a scrappy Flyers team in Philadelphia on Monday night.
The win made three in a row for Carolina and pushed their record to 6-4-0. The Flyers dropped to 4-4-1.
Stefan Noesen started the scoring off of a nice play by Andrei Svechnikov. The goal came just three minutes and change into the game.
But the Flyers would score twice to close out the first period, even though the Canes were outshooting the home team by a 12-7 margin.
Michael Bunting continued his solid play so far this season as he tied the contest with a blast midway through the second.
The Flyers would then get the better of the play into the third period. After a less than stellar first period, Frederik Andersen made several fine saves in the third to keep the score even.
Finally, with 3:47 left in the game, red hot Teuvo Teravainen buried a shot when Bunting found him with a sweet backhanded pass.
The Staal line then came out and dominated in the Flyers’ zone for over the next minute. As a matter of fact, Coach John Tortorella never had a chance to pull his goalie until just 16 seconds left as the next line did the same and the Canes continued to hold the puck in the Philadelphia zone.
Next up for Carolina will be the Rangers in Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.
- The Canes went 100% with the man advantage cashing in on their only opportunity.
- Special teams were excellent as the PK did not allow any goals on five kills.
- Teravainen now has eight goals so far early in this season.
- Kotkaneimi earned an assist and has 10 points in 10 games which leads the team.
- Andersen finished making 26 saves on 28 shots. Carter Hart made 30 saves on 33 shots for Philly.
- Tony DeAngelo showed his former coach that he can indeed sometimes play defense when he knocked a dangerous puck out of mid-air when Andersen made the save but the puck went high, behind him. The play could have saved a goal.
- Carolina dominated in the faceoff circle winning 71%.
- Jack Drury almost had his first goal of the season but after review it was waved off because Noesen was barely offsides. All he could do was laugh on the bench.
- The Canes were credited with 11 hits and were led by the Russians. Orlov and Svechnikov had two each.
Game Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/GS020131.HTM
Event Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/ES020131.HTM
Post game interviews - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/awvddcmfi1uctq7/AAAiOQzxMMeljJnVE0w2vXpva?dl=0