Hurricanes score six, defeat Flames for fifth straight win


RALEIGH, N.C.Brady Skjei had a goal and two assists, and the Carolina Hurricanes extended their winning streak to five games in a 6-3 win against the Calgary Flames at PNC Arena on Friday.

Andrei Svechnikov scored two goals and Jesper Fast had a goal and an assist in his 500th NHL game for the Hurricanes (24-7-1). Frederik Andersen made 36 saves for his seventh straight win.

Blake Coleman, Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau scored for the Flames (17-10-6), who finished a four-game road trip with their third straight loss. Dan Vladar made 31 saves, one night after making 29 saves in a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Coleman took advantage of a Jordan Staal turnover and scored on a short-side wrist shot for a 1-0 lead at 5:12 of the first period.

Fast tipped Brett Pesce‘s shot from the point for his eight goal of the season for a 1-1 tie at 17:15.

Derek Stepan put the Hurricanes ahead 2-1 at 7:40 of the second period. Steven Lorentz held off Adam Ruzicka in the right face-off circle before feeding a backhand to Stepan in the slot.

Svechnikov kept the puck on a 2-on-1 with Vincent Trochek and scored from the slot to push the lead to 3-1 at 9:22.

Tony DeAngelo scored into an open net for a 4-1 lead at 12:35 after Sebastian Aho batted the puck off the crossbar.

Tkachuk scored his 15th goal of the season when he held the puck on a 2-on-1 and scored five-hole to cut Carolina’s lead to 4-2 at 13:26.

Gaudreau took a stretch pass from Erik Gudbranson and scored top shelf to cut the lead to 4-3 at 8:57 of the third period.

Skjei scored on a wrist shot from the slot to make it 5-3 with 1:52 left. The goal was upheld by video review after Calgary challenged for goaltender interference. Svechnikov scored a power-play goal with 55 seconds remaining to make it 6-3.  

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