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NHL Game Summary - Florida at Carolina



(Friday, February 7th)

Final Score: Carolina 5, Florida 1

Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Anton Khudobin stopped 34 shots as the Carolina Hurricanes took a 5-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.

Andrej Sekera, Jiri Tlusty, Riley Nash, Alexander Semin and Brett Bellemore all scored for the Hurricanes, who have won six of eight.

"To be successful in the NHL you have to have all four lines going," said Nash. "If you look at the past winners they all had depth and they all got scoring from everyone and I think we've been getting good stuff from a lot of guys lately."

Nick Bjugstad scored the only goal of the game for the Panthers, who go into the Olympic break having dropped five of six.

Tim Thomas was pulled in the second period after allowing four goals on 14 shots. Scott Clemmensen stopped 16-of-17 shots in relief.

"I think pride is the most important factor in whatever you do and if you don't feel that there's something missing, there's something wrong," said Florida head coach Peter Horachek.

Carolina jumped on top at 9:17 of the first period as Tuomo Ruutu sent a pass from the right boards to the slot where Nash gathered the disc and ripped it past the glove of Thomas.

Just 1:27 later it was a 2-0 game as a scrum in front saw a desperate clear by Florida picked up by Semin, who spun around in the slot and shot it home for his 14th of the season.

The Panthers got one back at 15:30 of the first after Dylan Olsen's shot from the right point was stopped and Bjugstad was able to shoot home the rebound.

However, the Hurricanes answered three minutes later as Bellemore's big blast from the right circle found the back of the net for a 3-1 advantage.

Tlusty's goal at 4:36 of the second period chased Thomas from the net and gave Carolina a 4-1 advantage.

Sekera scored on a big blast from the left point while on the power play at 12:48 of the third to wrap up the scoring in the game.

Game Notes

Carolina hosts Montreal on Saturday for its final game before the break ... Florida hosts Washington when it resumes play on Feb. 27 ... Carolina has won both meetings with Florida this season ... The Hurricanes were 1-for-3 on the power play while the Panthers went 0-for-4.

02/08 01:30:00 ET

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Final
ND 77
DUKE 73
Final
SAN 95
CHA 86
Final
NCSU 57
CLEM 68
Final
MEM 70
ECU 58
Final
PHI 89
DET 69
Final
CLE 99
POR 94
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TOR 119
SAC 102
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MIN 110
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ATL 113
BRK 102
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HOU 99
DAL 94
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NOP 85
DEN 93
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NYK 100
OKC 92
Final
SAN 95
CHA 86
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UTA 89
LAC 94
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PHO 56
WAS 39
 
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VERM 44
GTDNS 47
 
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NAVY 64
AMER 54
 
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UMBC 56
BING 68
 
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JMU 88
DEL 82
 
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RICH 86
DUQ 55
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UNCW 82
ELON 65
 
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USB 72
HART 66
 
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WMARY 100
HOF 79
 
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COL 54
LAF 59
 
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PSU 63
MINN 58
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MAINE 58
UNH 63
 
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DREX 65
NE 60
 
Final
FORD 63
RIU 64
Final
SFLA 52
SMU 63
Final
MARQ 70
SHU 80
Final
LSU 64
SCAR 58
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UCF 62
TEMPL 86
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LONG 64
UNCA 74
 
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FSU 82
WAKE 76
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CCAR 68
WINT 75
 
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OU 84
WRST 76
 
Final
ND 77
DUKE 73
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GHND 0
HC 0
 
Final
CSOU 77
RAD 84
 
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OKLA 81
TTU 36
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BRAD 57
DRAK 69
 
Final
BUCK 68
LEH 62
 
Final
WICHS 58
LOYC 47
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ILLST 67
MIZST 57
 
Final
PEAY 69
MORE 82
 
Final
SDKST 86
NEOM 64
 
Final
ARST 73
ORST 55
Final
HOU 59
RICE 48
Final
SILL 52
NIOWA 59
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NCSU 57
CLEM 68
Final
MEM 70
ECU 58
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MIAMI 50
GT 70
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PURD 83
IND 67
 
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TCU 61
KU 64
 
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BC 72
LOU 81
 
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MISS 79
MSST 73
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CREI 77
STJ 74
2nd
SJST 46
AFA 56
 
2nd
ARZ 79
OREG 52
 
1st
WASH 22
STAN 29
 
Final
NJD 2
TOR 1
Final
WAS 4
PIT 0