Carolina 3, Phoenix 1

Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 14-13-4-3 7-6-1-3 7-7-3-0 W1
Phoenix 18-9-3-2 10-3-2-0 8-6-1-2 L1

Recap



Hurricanes 3, Coyotes 1: Jeff Skinner scored to snap a tie three minutes into the third period for his third goal in as many contests and Justin Peters turned aside 37 shots as Carolina salvaged the finale of its four-game road trip.

Captain Eric Staal added an empty-net goal and two assists and Nathan Gerbe also tallied for the Hurricanes, who finished their four-game road trip with a 1-1-2 mark.

Paul Bissonnette scored for the first time in over two years and Mike Smith finished with 30 saves for the Coyotes, who fell to 8-2-1 versus representatives from the Eastern Conference. Phoenix's next four games are also against Eastern-based foes.

With the contest tied at 1-1, Staal won an offensive draw and Skinner alertly spotted the loose pick resting in the left circle. The NHL's First Star of the Week wired a shot under the crossbar for his eighth goal in seven games.

Bissonette opened the scoring at 6:14 of the first period after redirecting defenseman Connor Murphy's shot past Peters for his first goal since Nov. 19, 2011. Gerbe answered 8:50 into the second after electing to keep the puck on a 2-on-1 rush before wiring a shot past Smith.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bissonette's goal was his first at home since Jan. 9, 2010 versus the New York Islanders. ... Carolina rookie C Elias Lindholm was scratched with an undisclosed injury. The fifth overall pick of the 2013 draft, Lindholm was injured after absorbing a hit from Calgary captain Mark Giordano on Thursday. ... Phoenix C Martin Hanzal won 15-of-22 faceoff draws.
 

Top Game Performances

Carolina   Phoenix
Eric Staal 3 Points Paul Bissonnette 1
Eric Staal 1 Goals Paul Bissonnette 1
Eric Staal 2 Assists Jeff Halpern 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Justin Peters .974 Save Percentage Mike Smith .938
Justin Peters 37 Saves Mike Smith 30

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 33 3 0-4 2-2 10 31
Phoenix 38 1 0-2 4-4 24 33

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play its next game on the road against Montreal. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .615 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Washington. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .400 after a loss.