banner

NHL

more stats

NHL Game Summary - Toronto at Carolina



(Thursday, February 14th)

Final Score: Carolina 3, Toronto 1

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Dan Ellis posted 22 stops to help the Carolina Hurricanes take a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.

Joe Corvo had a goal and an assist while Jussi Jokinen and Jordan Staal also scored for the Hurricanes, who have won three straight and five of six.

"It's tough every night out there," said Staal. "Getting two points is hard in this league and with this short season every point counts even more. We've been playing real well of late and hope to keep it going."

Nazem Kadri had the lone goal for the Maple Leafs, who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Ben Scrivens gave up all three goals on 33 shots in the loss.

"It's easy sometimes to take it easy when you're on a streak and that's kind of what happened to us today," said Kadri. "It's upsetting because we know we can play better than what we showed here."

After a scoreless first period, the Hurricanes got on the board at the 6:06 mark of the second period when a loose puck in the slot came to Corvo and he snapped it in.

Toronto tied the game less than two minutes later on the power play as a slap shot by Dion Phaneuf at the left point deflected off of Kadri for his fourth of the season.

The Hurricanes, though, answered with a power-play marker of their own when a rush play into the zone saw Scrivens try to cover the puck up, but Jokinen was able to whack it in with 7:02 to play.

It was a 3-1 game just over two minutes later when a rush into the zone saw Jeff Skinner's shot stopped, but the rebound came out to the left and Staal buried it for his second of the season.

Toronto managed just five shots in the final period and was unable to break through despite pulling Scrivens with around 2 1/2 minutes to play and the 'Canes gave the home crowd a victory.

Game Notes

Carolina plays in Montreal on Monday ... Toronto hosts Ottawa on Saturday ... The Hurricanes have won both matchups with the Maple Leafs this season ... Toronto was 1-for-2 on the power play while Carolina was 1-for-3.

02/15 00:11:42 ET

Other Stories

Hurricanes

Jeff Daniels
Canes to make AHL coaching change; Daniels out after 7 seasons

The Carolina Hurricanes are not renewing the contract of Charlotte Checkers Head Coach Jeff Daniels for the 2015-16 season, general manager Ron Francis announced Thursday.

Related Stories
  • Major League Fishing: 2015 Challenge Cup Championship

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Boxing: Premier Boxing Championships

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASL: RailHawks at San Antonio

    Saturday at 8:30 pm on WRAL-2

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Buffalo

    Tonight at 6:50 on Buzz Sports Radio

  • NBA: LA Clippers at Houston

    Tonight at 9:30 on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLBA: Kansas City at Detroit

    Sunday at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
BUF
 
Final
WAS 7
MIA 5
5th
COL 0
ARI 9
 
3rd
SFG 0
SDP 5
 
6:40pm Tonight
COL
ARI
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
NYY
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
BAL
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
PHI
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
TAM
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
CLE
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
DET
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
LOS
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
OAK
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
TEX
8:15pm Tonight
STL
CHC
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
SEA
7:00pm Tonight
CLE
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
LAC
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
WAS
NYR
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
BUF