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NHL: Carolina Hurricanes beat Flyers for first win of season

Published October 6, 2013 9:03 pm

NHL • Dvorak scores game-winner against Philadelphia.
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Raleigh, N.C. • After squandering a third-period lead in a season-opening loss to Detroit, the Carolina Hurricanes were happy to be in a similar position against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

This time, they got the result they wanted.

Radek Dvorak scored the winner in the second period to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to their first win of the season, a 2-1 victory over the Flyers.

Jay Harrison also scored, Jeff Skinner added two assists and Anton Khudobin made 17 saves in his Hurricanes' debut.

"It definitely had the very same feel as the last game," Carolina's Jordan Staal said. "It was nice to get a different result with the tough ending to last time. It was nice to have a solid third period and do all the right things to get the win."

Luke Schenn had the goal for the Flyers, who have opened the season 0-3-0 for the second year in a row. Before last year, Philadelphia had lost its first three games only one other time in franchise history.

Steve Mason made 32 saves for the Flyers.

Philadelphia has scored only three goals in its three losses.

"I don't know if anything's missing — we're just having a tough time scoring goals," schenn said. "No one's got that confidence or that swagger right now to score some goals. When you put the puck in the net, it makes everyone feel good around you. For whatever reason, we've had a hard time doing that."

The hurricanes dominated large stretches of the opening period, taking advantage of a philadelphia team that lost 4-1 at montreal on saturday night before traveling to raleigh. For the period, carolina outshot the flyers 17-5.

Ducks 3, Jets 2 • In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Corey Perry took advantage of a defensive mistake to score a third-period winner in Anaheim's victory over the Jets, and Teemu Selanne got a standing ovation in what could be his last visit to Winnipeg.

Selanne, who is retiring after this season, began his NHL career with Winnipeg in 1992-93 by setting rookie records of 76 goals and 132 points. The Ducks won't return to Winnipeg unless the teams meet in the playoffs. —

Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Toronto 3 3 0 0 6 12 8

Boston 2 2 0 0 4 7 2

Detroit 3 2 1 0 4 6 7

Ottawa 2 1 0 1 3 5 5

Montreal 2 1 1 0 2 7 5

Florida 2 1 1 0 2 4 9

Tampa Bay 2 1 1 0 2 4 5

Buffalo 3 0 3 0 0 2 7

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 2 2 0 0 4 7 1

Carolina 2 1 0 1 3 4 4

N.Y. Islanders 2 1 0 1 3 6 6

Columbus 2 1 1 0 2 6 6

Washington 3 1 2 0 2 10 12

New Jersey 2 0 1 1 1 3 7

N.Y. Rangers 1 0 1 0 0 1 4

Philadelphia 3 0 3 0 0 3 9

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

St. Louis 2 2 0 0 4 11 2

Colorado 2 2 0 0 4 9 2

Winnipeg 3 2 1 0 4 12 10

Chicago 2 1 0 1 3 8 7

Dallas 2 1 1 0 2 4 5

Minnesota 2 0 0 2 2 5 7

Nashville 2 0 2 0 0 3 7

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

San Jose 2 1 0 0 4 8 2

Vancouver 3 2 1 0 4 12 10

Anaheim 3 2 1 0 4 8 11

Calgary 3 1 0 2 4 12 13

Phoenix 1 1 1 0 2 5 5

Los Angeles 2 1 1 0 2 6 7

Edmonton 2 0 2 0 0 6 11

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Sunday's games

Carolina 2, Philadelphia 1

Anaheim 3, Winnipeg 2

Vancouver 5, Calgary 4, OT

Monday's Games

New Jersey at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday's Games

Colorado at Toronto, 5 p.m.

Phoenix at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m.

Florida at Philadelphia, 5 p.m.

Carolina at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 5:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Nashville, 6 p.m.

New Jersey at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.