Carolina 3, Toronto 1

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 8-6-0-0 2-4-0-0 6-2-0-0 L1
Carolina 8-4-1-0 3-2-0-0 5-2-1-0 W3

Recap


Hurricanes 3, Maple Leafs 1:
Defenseman Joe Corvo, Jussi Jokinen and Jordan Staal scored second-period goals as host Carolina remained hot by cooling off Toronto.

Dan Ellis made 22 saves for the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes, who are 5-0-1 in their last six games and have won 16 of the last 22 meetings with the Maple Leafs. Jeff Skinner recorded two assists while Eric Staal had one to extend his point streak to 11 games (17 points).

Nazem Kadri scored for the Maple Leafs, who had their four-game winning streak snapped in losing to Carolina for the second time this season. Ben Scrivens, replacing the injured James Reimer, made 30 saves for Toronto.

The Hurricanes took a 1-0 lead at 6:06 of the second period, when Corvo solved Scrivens with a high wrist shot. After the Maple Leafs tied it 1:45 later, when Kadri deflected captain Dion Phaneuf's point shot past Ellis on the power play, Jokinen beat Scrivens to a loose puck and scored with a man advantage at 12:58 of the second.

Jordan Staal banged home the rebound of Skinner's shot at 15:09. Ellis kept it a two-goal game when he denied Phil Kessel moments later and needed to make only five saves in the third period to improve to 3-1-0 with a .943 save percentage this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Hurricanes were without Ds Joni Pitkanen and Tim Gleason, both of whom suffered lower-body injuries in Tuesday's 4-2 victory at New Jersey. ... Carolina D Michal Jordan (pronounced Mee-KYLE, Your-DON) made his NHL debut and wore sweater No. 47 - not 23. ... Leafs D Mike Komisarek was a healthy scratch for the sixth straight game and ninth time in 13 contests this season.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Carolina
Nazem Kadri 1 Points Joe Corvo 2
Nazem Kadri 1 Goals Joe Corvo 1
Mikhail Grabovski 1 Assists Jeff Skinner 2
Nazem Kadri 1 Power Play Goals Jussi Jokinen 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ben Scrivens .909 Save Percentage Dan Ellis .957
Ben Scrivens 30 Saves Dan Ellis 22

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 23 1 1-2 2-3 11 28
Carolina 33 3 1-3 1-2 9 40

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play their next game on the road against Carolina . The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Ottawa . The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .600 after a loss.