Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Justin Faulk tallied the go-ahead goal and
two assists to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-1 victory over the Calgary
Flames on Monday.
Jeff Skinner supplied a goal and an assist and Zach Boychuk and Tim Gleason
both scored for the Hurricanes, who have registered at least a point in their
last six games (5-0-1).
Cam Ward turned aside 22 shots to win his fifth straight start.
David Jones netted Calgary’s lone goal and Jonas Hiller made 27 saves in
Carolina needed just four seconds to cash in on Devin Setoguchi’s minor for
holding the stick. Riley Nash won a faceoff back to Faulk, who skated across
to the slot and fired a shot under the arm of Hiller for a 2-1 lead five
minutes into the second.
Alexander Semin skated toward the right corner, turned around and backhanded a
pass to Skinner, who finished off the play with a wrister from the right
circle to extend the Hurricanes’ advantage at 12:15 of the middle frame.
Gleason’s snap shot off a feed from Skinner 9:10 into the final stanza
accounted for the final score.
After Semin went off for tripping, Calgary struck first on the man advantage.
Mark Giordano skated up to the left circle and dished a pass to Curtis
Glencross down low. Glencross sent the puck to Jones, who capped the play with
a quick snap shot in close with 6:53 left in the opening stanza.
Boychuk tied the game with 2:30 left in the first. Boychuk entered the
offensive zone up the left side and fought off the persistent checking of
Giordano before snapping a shot off the shoulder of Hiller and into the back
of the net.
Skinner scored his 100th NHL goal … Calgary entered the game with four
straight wins against Carolina … The Flames recalled forward Max Reinhart
from Adirondack (AHL) prior to the game … Carolina finished 1-for-3 on the
power play, while Calgary converted on its lone man advantage.