The Carolina Hurricanes have now won two games in a row as they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night, 4-1.
The win improved their record to 13-8-0 and helped to solidify their current second place position in the Metropolitan Division.
Goalie, Pyotr Kochetkov earned the win by stopping 28 shots on the 29 shots he faced.
After the Canes killed an early game penalty, Michael Bunting opened the scoring just 5:39 into the game with his 5th of the season. Bunting had to fill in for Andrei Svechnikov who could not play because of an illness, but he did not seem out of place on the top line.
Aho and Orlov got the assists.
Speaking of Dmitry Orlov, he continues to improve and came close to scoring himself as he made a nice move and hit the post on a shot later in the game. He and his defensive partner, Jaylen Chatfield have performed well recently.
The Flyers tied the game 7:14 into the second, but Brendan Lemieux would score his second of the season later in the period to put the Hurricanes up for good.
Lemieux did well considering his limited time on the ice so far this season.
Seth Jarvis scored with three minutes and change left in the game to put the game away. Aho and Bunting were credited with the assists.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi then scored an empty netter to close it out.
The Canes will return home to battle the Islanders on Thursday night.
- The Canes outshot the Flyers 36 to 29. Aho had a team high six.
- Brent Burns played a team high 22:13.
- Hits were even up in this one, 9-9. Noeseon and Orlov had two each.
- The penalty kill looked better in this game and went 2 for 2.
Game Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/GS020328.HTM
Event Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/ES020328.HTM