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Blues 2, Hurricanes 1 - SO

The Canes lose in a shootout to the pesky Blues.

Jordan Martinook in action against the St. Louis Blues on January 6, 2024. (Photo by Danielle Meyer)

The Carolina Hurricanes failed on their attempt to win six games in a row but they did pick up an important point as they lost to the St. Louis Blues, 2-1 Saturday night in a shootout.

Antti Raanta was back in net for Carolina and he played very well as he made 21 saves on 22 shots.

The Blues took the lead mid way through the first period when Nathan Walker broke in alone.

The Canes tied it up shortly afterward and scored on their only powerplay chance of the game when Teuvo Teravainen put in a shot after a faceoff win by Jack Drury.

The score remained tied until the end and throughout overtime.

Brind’Amour sent Burns, Svechnikov, and Teravainen as the first three shooters, each came up short. Raanta stopped each of the Blues as well.

Next up was Aho and he made no mistake, but the Blues answered to tie it up.

Martinook was the next shooter for the Canes and he missed the net.

Brayden Schenn hit the game-winner to end it.

The Hurricanes will have a nice break now and will next take on the Ducks on Thursday night.

Game Notes:

  • The Canes outshot the Blues 30-22. They controlled much of the play but could not solve Binnington. Jordan Staal led the way with five shots.
  • Carolina did well in the circle winning 57%.
  • Svechnikov had a team high four hits. The team had 12.
  • Slavin had a team high six blocked shots.
  • Brady Skjei had a team high 24:20 of ice time followed by Burns with 23:35.

Game Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/GS020608.HTM

Event Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/ES020608.HTM

Interviews - https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/pjzpqb9930csn7k8mjjb1/h?rlkey=98rb49gtmuwvkwff7cqr3p5vl&dl=0