The Carolina Hurricanes battled back twice in this game to tie it up, but the Philadelphia Flyers prevailed in overtime on a shot by Danny Briere that hit the post and bounced in the net as the home team got by the Canes, 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. The OT loss gives the Canes a 5-4-1 overall record and makes them a respectable 2-1-1 on this road trip with two more games to play, on Monday and Tuesday nights. The Hurricanes jumped out to a fast lead in this game as Jiri Tlusty pounced on a rebound off of a Joe Corvo shot to make it 1-0 Carolina, just 17 seconds into the game. Corvo took a blast from the point after a faceoff win in the Philadelphia zone by Eric Staal Staal's assist extended his scoring streak to eight straight games. Alexander Semin and the Carolina captain almost connected shortly after that and the Canes seemed to have all the momentum on their side, but at 6:21 into the game, a hit by Tim Wallace changed the flow of the game. Wallace was given a five minute boarding major for a high hit on Tye McGinn and was ejected from the game. The Hurricanes were able to kill off the penalty, some of it four on four and some of it a two man Flyers advantage thanks to other infractions, but the momentum of the game had turned.
Flyers 4, Hurricanes 3 (OT)
Canes Country | Feb 10