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NHL Game Summary - Carolina at Philadelphia



(Wednesday, January 22nd)

Final Score: Carolina 3, Philadelphia 2

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jiri Tlusty's third period goal helped guide the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in a makeup game after the two teams were postponed the day before due to heavy snow.

Andrej Sekera fired a shot from the point that Philadelphia netminder Steve Mason could not control. Tlusty gathered the puck and lifted the rebound into the net to break the tie with close to six minutes remaining.

"The defense made a good shot through the traffic and it kind of bounced right in front of me. I was there by myself so I tried to put it up high and it went in," said Tlusty on his goal.

Alexander Semin scored in his third straight game and Nathan Gerbe also lit the lamp in the win. Anton Khudobin made 22 stops for the Hurricanes, who have won two of their last three.

Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist, while Scott Hartnell supplied the other marker. Mason allowed all three goals on 32 shots as the Flyers lost their second straight game by one goal.

"We're just not playing our best hockey for the first 10 to 15 minutes and then we turn it up after that. It's biting us in the butt, you're not going to be able to do that for the rest of the year," said Wayne Simmonds.

Eric Staal sent an outlet pass through the neutral zone to Semin, who wristed a shot from the right circle through the legs of Andrej Meszaros and over the left shoulder of Mason at 11:57 of the first period.

The Hurricanes took a 2-0 lead 13:38 into the middle frame. Gerbe went in on a breakaway after Luke Schenn could not keep the puck in at the point. Gerbe raced into the Philadelphia zone and quickly put the puck between his legs, flipping a shot off Mason and into the back of the net for a highlight-reel goal.

Giroux got the Flyers on the board with 35 seconds left in the second. The captain skated around the back of the net and banked in Jakub Voracek's shot off Khudobin from below the goal line.

After Riley Nash went to the box for high-sticking Voracek, Simmonds attempted to stuff the puck in the crease, but the rebound bounced out to Hartnell, who wristed home his 12th of the season to tie the game three minutes into the third.

Game Notes

Carolina has won all three games against Philadelphia this season ... Tuesday's postponement was the first time in Flyers history that a home game was canceled due to snow. The last Flyers game to be postponed due to weather, home or away, was the day after that game March 14, 1993 when the blizzard prevented the Flyers from traveling to Hartford for that day's scheduled game ... Patrick Dwyer left the game with an upper-body injury and did not return ... Carolina is now 13-1-4 when scoring first this season.

01/22 21:42:20 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd Intermission
CHI 4
CAR 0
 
Final
SAV 49
NCCU 62
 
Final
MIA 7
FIU 2
 
Final
DET 12
FLASO 2
 
Final
PHI 103
TOR 114
Final
BRK 110
GSW 108
4th
MIA 112
PHO 96
 
4th
MIN 101
LAC 106
 
4th
DAL 80
NOP 71
 
Final
TEX 61
BAY 59
 
Final
SYR 47
UVA 59
Final
SHSU 76
CARK 49
 
Final
NWST 92
SELA 79
 
Final
NCAT 67
COOK 50
 
Final
HOW 61
NORST 59
 
Final
DELST 85
HAMP 75
 
Final
STEPH 83
INCWORD 62
 
Final
MCNST 70
LAM 69
 
Final
NO 79
NICST 89
 
Final
SAV 49
NCCU 62
 
2nd
ALAAM 56
TXSOU 63
 
2nd
VT 40
BC 54
 
2nd
MVSU 45
GRAM 50
 
2nd
ISU 39
OKLA 48
 
2nd
ALAST 39
PVU 44
 
Half
ARKPB 39
JST 30
 
Final
NYR 4
NAS 1
2nd Intermission
CHI 4
CAR 0
 
1st
SJS 1
MON 0