Carolina 4, Vancouver 3

Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 18-11-0-2 8-4-0-1 10-7-0-1 L2
Carolina 10-18-3-2 6-9-0-2 4-9-3-0 W1


Drayson Bowman scored his first two goals of the season as the Carolina Hurricanes won for just the second time in 11 games, edging the visiting Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Thursday night.

Bowman broke a tie in the opening minute of the third period, gathering a Chad LaRose pass deep in the slot and wristing it past the glove hand of Vancouver netminder Cory Schneider.

Jaroslav Spacek extended the lead at 6:12, connecting on a one-timer with Vancouver unable to gain control on a delayed penalty.

Alex Burrows jammed home a loose puck from the edge of the crease at 8:40 to trim the deficit, but the Canucks couldn't draw even as they dropped their second straight game.

Kevin Bieksa had the lone goal of the opening period, blasting a slap shot from the top of the circles past a screened Cam Ward 5:19 in.

Mason Raymond extended the advantage near the midway point of the second frame before the Hurricanes rallied.

Bowman's tap-in on an Anthony Stewart pass cut the deficit in half at the 16-minute mark, and Bryan Allen drilled a slap shot that deflected off Tuomo Ruutu and past Schneider in the final minute of the period to even things at 2-2.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Carolina
Alexandre Burrows 2 Points Drayson Bowman 2
Alexandre Burrows 1 Goals Drayson Bowman 2
Henrik Sedin 2 Assists Tuomo Ruutu 1
N/A Power Play Goals Jaroslav Spacek 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cory Schneider .902 Save Percentage Cam Ward .917
Cory Schneider 37 Saves Cam Ward 33

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 36 3 0-1 5-6 21 38
Carolina 41 4 1-6 1-1 11 35

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .292 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game on the road against Toronto. The Canucks have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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