It was a night of historical references Saturday as the Carolina Hurricanes topped the New Jersey Devils 6-3 at PNC Arena.

For the first time since March 2000, neither Cam Ward of the Canes nor Martin Brodeur was in net for a game between the two teams.

For the first time since April 2004, the Hurricanes had a player score a goal in his first NHL game.

Forward Chris Terry, called up Friday from the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, made his NHL debut even more memorable with a second-period score that everyone agreed was a "goal-scorer’s goal."

Jiri Tlusty had a pair of goals and an assist, Alexander Semin a goal and two assists and Dan Ellis had a sharp game in goal for the Canes, but Terry was the one getting all the backslaps after the game. And the puck, as a keepsake.

Terry first whacked the puck away from defenseman Adam Larsson in front of the crease. He collected the puck, put a shot on net that goalie Johan Hedberg stopped, then stuffed the puck back through a fallen Hedberg.