Hurricanes hold off Flyers, point streak sets franchise record at 14
RALEIGH, NC– The Carolina Hurricanes extended their scoring streak to 14 games when they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 at the PNC Arena on Friday.
Jordan Martinook had a goal and two assists, Jesper fast hit twice, Jordan Staal had three templates, and Anti Ranta made 26 saves for the Hurricanes (22-6-6), who won their eighth straight game and are 12-0-2 throughout the series.
“It was a crazy game for sure,” said Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour. “We had the game in our hands, but it’s a good lesson. You can’t let up in this league.”
Tony DeAngelo, Travis Konecny and Scott Laughton each had a goal and an assist for the Flyers (11-17-7), who have lost back-to-back and been 2-5-2 in their last nine games.
Samuel Erson made his NHL debut, allowing five goals on 22 shots before being substituted at 7:58 of the second half. Carter Hart came on and made six saves on seven shots before walking with an upper body injury at 17:52 of the second. Philadelphia coach John Tortorella didn’t have an update on Hart after the game.
Ersson returned and made eight saves.
“For me at least it’s something to come back in and make some saves,” said Ersson. “But I’m a better goalkeeper than what I showed today.”
Video: [email protected]: Fast start to scoring with Wrister
The Flyers scored three straight goals in the third half to make it a one-goal game. Nick Seeler made it 6-3 on a point shot at 6:59, Laughton scored five holes on a shorthanded breakaway to take it 6-4 at 7:41, and Konecny also hit on a shorthanded breakaway to make it 6-5 at 12:24.
“It could have been bursting at the seams when we went into the third period and were down 6-2, so I appreciate the guys staying in there and playing,” said Tortorella. “They played hard. They did it all year.”
Almost gave Carolina a 1-0 lead at 3:57 of the first period with her first shot of the game. Martinook knocked down a Philadelphia clearing attempt and passed it to Fast for a wrist shot from the left faceoff circle.
“‘Quickie’ does a lot of the dirty work that nobody talks about,” Martinook said. “Quickie was a bit of a snakebite and if it gets going it will only benefit us going forward.”
Travis Sanheim The score was 1-1 at 11:03 and slipped past three defenders before scoring from the left circle with the gloved side, but the Hurricanes took a 2-1 lead with a power play goal at 14:32 Stefan Noesen shielded Ersson and downed one Martin Neca shoot from the wrist.
Fast made it 3-1 with 55 seconds remaining in the first game. Martinook carried the puck behind the net and wrapped a pass to Fast for a one-timer that was diverted by the Flyers defender’s leg Rasmus Ristolainen.
“They haven’t come easy for me so far this year so it felt good to get a pair today,” Fast said. “’Marty’ was great today and he’s been good all year. He was a very important part of our line here.”
Video: [email protected]: A shot quickly fires home from the circle
DeAngelo cut it to 3-2 at 1:01 of the second period when he ran the game and received a pass from Joel Farabee for a wrist shot from the slot.
Svechnikov restored the two-goal lead at 5:57 after receiving a drop pass from Necas to make it 4-2, and Martinook tipped past by a point Brett Pesce at 7:58 to make it 5-2.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored a power play goal at 17:52 for a 6-2 after Hart collided with the Hurricanes forward Seth Jarviswhich was shoved into him by Ristolainen.
REMARKS: Raanta started for the third time in five games after starting nine of the first 29, including a 4-3 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. … Konecny has two points (three goals, three assists) in three straight games. … Carolina’s line of Martinook, Staal and Fast has combined 16 points in their last four games. Staal has seven points (three goals, four assists) during a four-game scoring streak, and Fast has extended his point streak to four games (two goals, three assists). Martinook had his first multi-assist game since March 8, 2020. …Ristolainen had an assist in 28 games for his first point of the season. … DeAngelo played his 300th NHL game. He played 64 games for the Hurricanes last season.