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Hurricanes extend winning streak, beat Flames 6-3

January 7, 2022, 10:44 PM ET [0 Comments]
Ben Shelley
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The Carolina Hurricanes picked up their fifth win in a row tonight, defeating the Calgary Flames 6-3.


After taking the play to the Hurricanes early in the game, the Flames opened the scoring on a giveaway by Jordan Staal, with Blake Coleman taking the puck off him and firing it past Frederik Andersen. Despite being badly outplayed through the majority of the period, the Hurricanes started to build some momentum near the end of the frame and then managed to tie the game, with Jesper Fast tipping in a point shot from Brett Pesce.

The Hurricanes came out much stronger in the second period though and about seven minutes into the frame, Derek Stepan got the puck from Steven Lorentz who was driving to the net, and put a shot past Dan Vladar to give Carolina the lead. Then under two minutes later, Andrei Svechnikov entered Calgary’s end and managed to sneak a puck through Vladar to increase the lead. Carolina wasn’t done there, as Sebastian Aho tipped a pass off Vladar then off the crossbar, but Tony DeAngelo followed up to tap in a rebound.

The Hurricanes had scored three goals within five minutes to take a 4-1 lead. However, the Flames did respond shortly after DeAngelo’s goal, as Matthew Tkachuk snuck a puck through Andersen, cutting it to 4-2 before the end of the frame.

Calgary started to bounce back in the third period though and generated some chances, then about halfway through the frame, Erik Gudbranson sent a nice stretch pass down ice to spring Johnny Gaudreau on a breakaway and he beat Andersen to cut the lead to a single goal. Despite the Flames pressing to tie the game after that, Brady Skjei beat Vladar with a nice shot with only about two minutes to go and after the Flames challenged it, Andrei Svechnikov scored on the ensuing power play.

So the Hurricanes have now won nine of their last 10 games. Over their five-game win streak, they’ve also scored at least four goals in each game and a ridiculous 27 games overall.

The team continues to play great hockey and despite a poor first period, they managed to rebound again. It’s also nice to see Brady Skjei somewhat unexpectedly adding offense recently, which is an element in his game that has been missing since his arrival in Carolina. Once again, it was another strong game for Frederik Andersen, stopping 37 shots in the win.

The Hurricanes’ next game comes tomorrow against the Florida Panthers.



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