Carolina 2, St. Louis 0

Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 45-19-1-7 29-4-1-3 16-15-0-4 L2
Carolina 27-29-9-6 18-13-1-5 9-16-8-1 W1


HURRICANES 2, BLUES 0: Cam Ward stopped 40 shots for his 200th career NHL victory as host Carolina snapped a two-game skid and won for just the second time in six home games.

After two scoreless periods, Chad LaRose fired a wraparound over Brian Elliott’s shoulder to break the deadlock just over 12 minutes into the third period.

Jeff Skinner put the Hurricanes ahead 2-0 at 17:22 of the third, dangling the puck past a sliding defender and kicking it to his stick before snapping it past Elliott for his 20th goal of the season.

St. Louis lost back-to-back games for just the third time since the New Year, and was denied clinching a spot in the Western Conference playoffs for at least one more game.

Elliott made 28 saves in the loss, including a sliding pad stop on Andreas Nodl on a rebound off the post.

Patrik Berglund led the Blues with six shots on goal. The Blues were 0 for 5 on the power play including two double-minor opportunities.

Andy MacDonald was shoved into the boards and left with an apparent right shoulder injury with just over six minutes left in the second period. MacDonald had a six-game point streak heading into Thursday.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Hurricanes played their inaugural game in the renamed PNC Arena. … St. Louis lost for just the third time in the last 12 games. … The Blues outshot the Hurricanes 40-30. … St. Louis was shutout for just the fourth time this season.

Top Game Performances

St. Louis   Carolina
N/A Points Chad Larose 1
N/A Goals Chad Larose 1
N/A Assists Bryan Allen 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Brian Elliott .933 Save Percentage Cam Ward 1.000
Brian Elliott 28 Saves Cam Ward 40

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 40 0 0-5 5-5 14 21
Carolina 30 2 0-5 5-5 10 25

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .269 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play its next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Blues have a W/L % of .622 after a win and .630 after a loss.
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