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Game Blog: Hurricanes top Flyers 3-2

Posted January 22

After the Hurricanes took a 2-0 lead the Flyers tied it up 2-2 in the third. A goal by Jiri Tlusty sealed the Hurricanes 3-2 win in Philadelphia.

6:10 third period; Carolina 3, Philadelphia 2: A goal by Jiri Tlusty puts the Canes back up 3-2 with 6:10 left in the game.

17:00 third period; Carolina 2, Philadelphia 2: Flyers' Scott Hartnell scored on a power play to even things up early in the third period. Riley Nash took a two-minute penalty for high-sticking.

0:35 second period; Carolina 2, Philadelphia 1: A backhander by Claude Giroux bests Anton Khudobin and the Flyers pull within one at the end of the second period.

6:22 second period; Carolina 2, Philadelphia 0: Nathan Gerbe scored an unassisted between the legs goal from 15 feet out to put the Hurricanes up 2-0 in the second period.

8:03 first period; Carolina 1, Philadelphia 0: Alexander Semin scored on a 45 foot snapshot thanks to the set-up by Eric Staal and Mike Komisarek.

10:12 first period; Carolina 0, Philadelphia 0: Anton Khudobin got the start in net as the postponed game got underway in Philadelphia. Steve Mason took net for the Flyers.

Pregame: It may be a day late, but the Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers will finally get together on Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers and Hurricanes were originally scheduled to play on Tuesday night in Philadelphia, but a blast of winter weather postponed the contest until this evening.

In addition, the NHL announced that the Hurricanes' scheduled home game against the Ottawa Senators on Friday night has been moved to Saturday, Jan. 25, at noon. Carolina is playing Thursday evening in Buffalo and needed to move Friday's game to avoid playing on three straight days.

The Hurricanes hope to get back on track in Wednesday's Metropolitan Division battle in the City of Brotherly Love.

Carolina won a season-best five straight games from Dec. 31-Jan. 9, but has since dropped three of four games. Still, the Hurricanes are only three points out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and they hope to rebound against the Flyers, who are six points ahead of Carolina in both the division and conference standings.

The Hurricanes are 2-0 against Philadelphia this season, but both previous games were played in Raleigh. The Flyers have won two straight and eight of nine on home ice against Carolina and have claimed four of six and 15 of 19 in the series overall.

After picking up a home win over Florida on Saturday, Carolina was back in the regulation loss column the following day, dropping a 5-3 decision against the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa scored the game's first four goals en route to the win at PNC Arena.

Eric Staal had a goal and an assist in the loss, with Alexander Semin and Ron Hainsey also scoring for the Hurricanes. Justin Peters was yanked from the start in the first period after giving up three goals on just seven shots. Anton Khudobin finished the game in net and made 15 stops.

"It was a tough night," said Staal. "We did what we wanted to do and threw a lot of shots at the net, but they were able to capitalize on their chances. We didn't sulk and cry and fought back into it, but it wasn't enough."

Carolina is playing the first of two straight on the road tonight and will visit Buffalo on Thursday. The 'Canes are 9-9-4 as the visiting team this season.

The Flyers have lost four of their last six games and recently split a home- and-home series with the New York Islanders. Philadelphia rallied for a 6-4 win in the home portion on Saturday before blowing a lead late in regulation in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss on Long Island.

Kyle Okposo tied the game late in the third period and scored the game-winner in the shootout to lift the Isles to Monday's win over their division rivals. Okposo scored on a backhand to open the fourth round of the tiebreaker. Anders Nilsson, in his first action for New York since Dec. 9, turned away Sean Couturier's bid to claim just the second win of his NHL career.

Ray Emery stopped 40 shots for Philadelphia in the loss. Emery has yet to lose a game in regulation to the Islanders in his career (7-0-2)

The Flyers scored all three of their goals in the second period. Matt Read lit the lamp twice and Wayne Simmonds added career goal No. 99.

"It's something we've struggled with, letting teams back in the game. It's a matter of not moving our feet and taking stupid penalties," Read stated. "We have to learn from this and move forward."

Steve Mason expects to start in net for Philadelphia on Wednesday, as he tries to rebound from his performance on Saturday. After signing a three-year contract extension earlier in the day, Mason was pulled in the second period against the Islanders after allowing four goals on 24 shots.

Mason has excellent career numbers against the Hurricanes, going 5-1-1 with a 1.85 goals against average in the matchup.

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  • wlcat609 Jan 22, 9:36 p.m.

    Check out Gerbe's goal (Cane's second)...a highlight variety. San Jose's Tomas Hertl scored the same way earlier this season when he scored 4 goals in the game.A good Cane's win.

    Cane's announcers mentioned that Cam Ward was skating yesterday and may be ready to play next week - think putting him back in net at this point would be a mistake as Canes are doing just find with Khudobin!

    Also Philly's 'Ice Girls' are great eye candy - even the Cane's announcers were speechless when one was flashed on the screen!!!! Absolutely awesome!

  • kheffn Jan 22, 9:56 p.m.

    Great win. I was worried about it when they let Philly back in. Since the game wasn't televised here, this is Gerbe's goal if you haven't seen it. Amazing.

    http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hdpid=49&id=544460

  • wlcat609 Jan 23, 9:39 a.m.

    Kheffn - Game was televised on TWC channel 1521 (Time Warner special presentation) - that is where I got to watch it. NHL Center Ice version was blacked out.

  • kheffn Jan 23, 1:29 p.m.

    wlcat609 - Thanks. I didn't know that. I had looked at the TWC guide and it showed that the game would be 0n 1508 (FSC) but they were showing ACC stuff so I listened to the canes on the radio.

  • jscott13 Jan 23, 2:42 p.m.

    It was on Direct TV channel 645 as well.

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