It was a night of historical references Saturday as the Carolina Hurricanes topped the New Jersey Devils 6-3 at PNC Arena.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.
Hurricanes thrash Devils 6-3
Raleigh News & Observer | Mar 10