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Canes win round two

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/

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Canes down Habs 2-1

On an unseasonably cold night Tuesday, the Hurricanes defeated the visiting Canadiens 2-1.

Carolina dominated the first period, then spend the entire second period in the box.  Finally, they dominated the third period, getting two goals and the win.

Sergei Samsonov is finally off ye olde schneid.  His game tying goal very early in the third was quickly followed by Ray Whitney’s winner about three minutes later.  How did Sammy end his cold streak?  He put his sticks in a bucket of ice.  Who knew?

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