Red and Black Hockey
by David Lee on 02/21/09 at 12:11 AM ET
On Friday night, Carolina did something they haven’t done in a while: they won at home. They took a 2-1 lead into the third period, then got two five-on-three goals from Joe Corvo to seal the deal. At the end of the day, Carolina won 4-1 and finds itself only one point behind eighth place Buffalo in the East.
Eric Staal scored in the first period on a similar shot to one of his goals on Thursday. Wrist shot from the left circle, high to the blocker side. In the second period, Jussi Jokinen scored a “Finn-tastic” goal against his former club, and it proved to be the game-winner. This was Jokinen’s first goal in a Hurricanes sweater.
When the Lightning took three consecutive minor penalties in quick succession in the third period, it gave Carolina back-to-back five on three sequences, and Joe Corvo scored with one-time blasts from the top of each circle just 39 seconds apart.
Carolina will stay at home to face Colorado on Sunday afternoon. Carolina is two games into a six game stretch out of which I said they need to get ten points. They’re perfect so far.
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David Lee is a restaurant manager with an unused degree in political science. He can be found at Carolina Hurricanes games, Scrabble tournaments and indie-rock shows. Sometimes, all in the same day.