Red and Black Hockey
by David Lee on 11/28/08 at 06:31 PM ET
On Friday afternoon, Carolina stole a 3-2 overtime result from the Flyers to take the back end of the home-and-home. More importantly, they move to within one point of the first place Capitals in the Southeast division.
After a flat first period, the Hurricanes got second period markers from Patrick Dwyer, who scored his first NHL goal, and also from Tuomo Ruutu, who has been Carolina’s best player of late.
The Flyers, who were wearing their third sweaters, tied it in the second and also had a goal taken away for having too many men on the ice.
A scoreless third period forced overtime, and Sergei Samsonov potted the game winner for Carolina at 3:53 of the bonus frame. This was SerSam’s second goal of the season, which is far less than Canes fans were expecting at the quarter pole, but he’s been looking good/
Carolina’s power play was 0-4, and this continues to be a major area of concern. On the other side, Philly converted two of their four power play chances.
Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg had two assists for the Canes, but had to leave the game with a “lower body” injury. This team simply cannot get healthy.
On Sunday, the Hurricanes will return home to host the Ducks.
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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.