The Carolina Hurricanes wasted a day in Philadelphia while waiting out a snowstorm but made it count as they beat the Flyers, 3-2 on the make up date of Tuesday night's postponed game, on Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Hurricanes scored a goal in each period and Anton Khudobin stopped 22 of 24 shots in a solid effort for the win. Alexander Semin kept his scoring streak alive as he lit the lamp about midway through the first period, to make the score 1-0. Eric Staal found his linemate with the primary assist, but the Russian fired in a beautiful shot that froze goalie Steve Mason. That was the 10th goal of the season for Semin, and his fourth in the last three games. Then 13:38 into the second period, Nathan Gerbe put the Canes up 2-0 on about the prettiest goal you will see. The puck bounced past the Philadelphia defenseman at the blueline and Gerbe showed off his speed and raced to it. Gerbe then took the puck in alone and went between his legs before zipping the puck past Mason, who was fooled on the play. You knew that the Flyers were not going away though and sure enough Claude Giroux made it 2-1 with less than 30 seconds left in the period as he backhanded a shot past Khudobin.
Hurricanes top Flyers, 3-2
Canes Country | Jan 23