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Canes bury Bolts, narrow gap in East

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. 

David has contributed to CBC.ca for their Stanley Cup playoff coverage in 2006 and to the New York Times Slapshot blog for theirs in 2008. Red and Black Hockey was founded in July of 2005.