Hurricanes remain undefeated, deny Blackhawks first win


RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes won their team-record seventh straight game to start the season and kept the Chicago Blackhawks winless with a 6-3 victory at PNC Arena on Friday.

Tony DeAngelo had a goal and two assists, Sebastian Aho had a goal and an assist, and Vincent Trocheck had two assists for the Hurricanes. Antti Raanta made 23 saves in his Carolina debut.

Brandon Hagel, Adam Gaudette and Alex DeBrincat scored, and Kevin Lankinen made 29 saves for the Blackhawks (0-6-2).

Hagel gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead at 6:12 of the first period when he scored off of a short backhand feed from Jonathan Toews in the slot.

DeAngelo tied it 1-1 on the rush at 7:10.

Gaudette’s backhand from the left face-off circle gave Chicago a 2-1 lead on the power play at 10:21.

The Hurricanes scored two goals in 17 seconds to go ahead. Jordan Staal chipped the puck under Lankinen’s glove to tie it 2-2 at 13:09, and Derek Stepan made it 3-2 at 13:26 when he skated out of the right corner and tucked a shot inside the near post.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored off a pass from Aho on a 2-on-1 to extend the lead to 4-2 at 18:40.

Aho scored on the power play at 3:43 of the second period to put the Hurricanes ahead 5-2, and Andrei Svechnikov made it 6-2 at 6:16.

DeBrincat scored on the power play with a snap shot at 8:08 of the third period to cut it to 6-3.

Chicago forward Tyler Johnson left the game after a cross-check at 9:47 of the second period.

Carolina forward Nino Niederreiter left in the third period with an undisclosed injury.

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