Carolina 2, Colorado 1

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 14-3-0-0 8-2-0-0 6-1-0-0 L1
Carolina 7-7-1-3 4-3-1-3 3-4-0-0 W1

Recap


Hurricanes 2, Avalanche 1: Jordan Staal and Patrick Dwyer each had a goal and an assist to help host Carolina hand Colorado just its third loss of the season.

Nathan Gerbe had two assists for the Hurricanes, who extended their points streak to four games. Justin Peters stopped 33 shots to improve to 3-0-1 in his past four starts.

Paul Stastny had a goal on assists from top overall pick Nathan MacKinnon and captain Gabriel Landeskog as Colorado lost for the first time in seven chances on the road this season. Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves for his second loss in three starts.

Staal scored off a rebound on a shot by Gerbe at the 12:47 mark of the opening period, and the two assisted on Dwyer’s first goal of the season to give Carolina a 2-0 lead 26 seconds into the second. Stastny tapped in a power-play goal with 5:26 remaining in the second to trim the deficit.

The Avalanche outshot the Hurricanes 10-5 in the final 20 minutes, but Peters fended them all off. Captain Eric Staal drew a penalty on defenseman Eric Johnson - Colorado’s only infraction of the game - with 31.6 seconds left to end the threat.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hurricanes RW Radek Dvorak left with a lower-body injury and did not return. … Stastny’s goal gave him 142 for his career, tying him with Dale Hunter for eighth-most in franchise history. … Hurricanes G Cam Ward, who has been out since Oct. 24 with a lower-body injury, participated in the morning skate and could return in a backup role by the weekend.

Top Game Performances

Colorado   Carolina
Paul Stastny 1 Points Patrick Dwyer 2
Paul Stastny 1 Goals Patrick Dwyer 1
Gabriel Landeskog 1 Assists Nathan Gerbe 2
Paul Stastny 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Semyon Varlamov .929 Save Percentage Justin Peters .971
Semyon Varlamov 26 Saves Justin Peters 33

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 34 1 1-2 1-1 2 26
Carolina 28 2 0-1 1-2 4 36

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Anaheim. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play its next game on the road against St. Louis. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .800 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.