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The hottest team in the NHL is now
13-03-2019, 04:20 AM
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The hottest team in the NHL is now
RALEIGH http://www.floridapanthersteamshops.com/...mer-jersey , N.C. (AP) — in playoff position.Petr Mrazek stopped 33 shots in his third shutout of the season and the Carolina Hurricanes moved into a wild-card playoff spot with a 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.Justin Williams and Brock McGinn scored less than four minutes apart in the first period and Mrazek did the rest, turning aside shot after shot. Micheal Ferland added a power-play goal in the third period.The Hurricanes improved to 16-5-1 in their last 22 games, the most wins and points in the NHL in that span. With Pittsburgh’s loss to Calgary earlier Saturday, Carolina moved into the Eastern Conference’s second wild-card spot.“I think everybody’s got their eye on that,” McGinn said. “We want to be in the playoffs. Every period and every game is so crucial for us right now and I think we’re doing a good job of showing that.”The Hurricanes are in a playoff spot for the first time this season. They own the NHL’s longest playoff drought at nine seasons.“We don’t talk about it, but everyone knows where we’re at,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said.Anton Khudobin made 24 saves for the Dallas. The Stars were shut out for the second straight game, after losing 6-0 to Tampa Bay on Thursday.Carolina started fast and never looked back. After generating a breakaway and a slew of odd-man rushes in the opening minutes, Sebastian Aho fed Williams on a two-on-one to open the scoring 3:48 in.Just 3:22 later, McGinn made it 2-0 when he got behind two defenders and scored on a backhand shot off a pass from Justin Faulk from the blue line.“It’s difficult for us to come from behind. It’s been proven all year http://www.hurricanesshoponline.com/auth...ner-jersey ,” Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. “Anytime we fall behind it’s not a good situation for us. It was an opportunity for our big line to step up and unfortunately they got scored against twice in the first period.”Dallas progressively took control of the possession and began peppering the Hurricanes net, but Mrazek made highlight-reel save after highlight-reel save, turning away the Stars’ scoring chances. After one particularly impressive sequence in which he spread out on the ice to rob Andrew Cogliano of an open net off a rebound, Mrazek banged his chest and pumped his fist as play went on.“I was very fired up at the end of the first period after that save,” Mrazek said. “You try and feel it every night but sometimes you have bad bounces early. I felt like this was my game from the start.”After another stellar save in the second period on Jason Dickinson’s tip-in in front of the net, the crowd began chanting Mrazek’s name.Dallas outshot Carolina 33-27, but Mrazek rendered the differential moot.“He was amazing,” McGinn said. “He kept us in there that whole game. He made some unbelievable saves. We really feed off that and it gives our team a lot of energy.”NOTES: Williams, Aho and Nino Neiderreiter extended their point streaks to four games for Carolina. … Ferland played his 300th career game. … Stars F Blake Comeau (upper body injury) was scratched for the second straight game. He is day-to-day. … Dallas had been shut out just three times all season, before the back-to-back shutouts.UP NEXTStars: Host the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.Hurricanes: Host the New York Rangers on Tuesday. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Florida Panthers kicked off their longest road trip of the season with another victory.Aaron Ekblad and Evgenii Dadonov scored goals http://www.hurricanesshoponline.com/auth...ams-jersey , Roberto Luongo made 29 saves and the Panthers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.“It’s starting to feel like toward the end of last season,” Luongo said, referring to a five-game winning streak that concluded a year in which the Panthers missed the playoffs. “We’re confident we can get a win no matter the situation,”Jakub Voracek had the lone goal for the Flyers, who had won three straight and five of six.Both teams have rebounded nicely after struggling early in the season. The Panthers are 7-5-3, while the Flyers are 9-8-1.Just eight seconds after Voracek tied the game, Luongo stoned him on a breakaway after Nolan Patrick won the face-off. Oskar Lindblom hit a post on a shot a few minutes later for Philadelphia.“I thought I had him but I was unlucky,” Lindblom said.Down 2-0 after two periods, the Flyers came out with energy to start the third. Voracek snapped a shot from the right side past Luongo for his fifth goal to cut the deficit in half.But they couldn’t get another one past the veteran.“They made a strong push, they were flying all over the ice and had us on our heels but Lu made a couple big saves Minnesota Wild Hoodies Womens ,” Florida’s Mike Hoffman said.Ekblad scored his first goal this season to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead almost midway through the second period. Shortly after Ivan Provorov’s tripping penalty gave Florida a power play, Frank Vatrano deflected Hoffman’s slap shot and the puck trickled to the left side of the net. Ekblad flipped a backhander that hit goaltender Brian Elliott’s stick and glove before going into the net.“I was just trying to whack it toward the next and got lucky,” Ekblad said. “It has been a while. I never waited this long to score a goal at any level. It’s tough to stay resilient.”Hoffman has a point in 13 straight games, tying Pavel Bure’s franchise.Dadonov made it 2-0 late in the second period on his eighth goal. He skated from his blue line up the ice and fired a wrister from just outside the right circle into the top shelf.“They’re a good, underrated team,” Flyers captain Claude Giroux said.NOTES: The Flyers beat the Panthers 6-5 in a shootout on Oct. 16. The teams meet one more time. … Panthers began a season-high six-game road trip. … Flyers played the middle game of a five-game homestand. … Dadonov has four goals in the last six games. He has six goals in seven career games against Philadelphia. … Ekblad hadn’t scored a goal since March 29 last season, when he recorded his career-best 16th goal. … Dadonov’s points streak has reached 12 games.… Florida has a power-play goal in six straight games.UP NEXTPanthers: Continue road trip at Columbus on Thursday night.Flyers: Continue homestand against New Jersey on Thursday night.
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