Raleigh, NC, United States (4E Sports) – Radek Dvorak scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers Sunday at PNC Arena.
The goal was Dvorak’s second for the season while goaltender Anton Khudobin stopped 17 shots for the Hurricanes, who recorded their first win in two games.
Defenseman Jay Harrison scored Carolina’s other goal while Jeff Skinner had two assists for the Panthers (1-0-1).
Steve Mason recorded 32 saves while Luke Schenn scored for the Flyers, who dropped to 0-3 after being outscored, 9-3, in their first three games.
Harrison put Carolina up, 1-0, in the first period when his snap shot from the left point trickled through Mason’s pads. Although Ryan Murphy’s set-up pass was errant, it was good for his first NHL point.
With Jeff Skinner leading the way, the Hurricanes peppered Mason with 17 shots on goal in the first period while the Flyers bobbled pucks in their own end and consistently failed to make passes through the neutral zone.
Schenn evened the score at 1-1 early in the second period. After Kris Newbury won a faceoff, Schenn charged through the circle, got past Hurricanes forward Drayson Bowman and lifted a shot past Khudobin high to the far post.
However, Dvorak put the Hurricanes back on top, scoring his second goal in two games since joining the Hurricanes. Dvorak, left alone in the slot, used Riley Nash’s screen to beat Mason over the glove.
Carolina rookie forward Elias Lindholm left the game early in the third period and did not return.