Carolina 3, San Jose 2

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 27-26-6-3 15-12-2-3 12-14-4-0 W1
San Jose 39-17-2-5 22-4-1-3 17-13-1-2 L1


Hurricanes 3, Sharks 2 (OT): Defenseman Jay Harrison converted a cross-crease backhand pass from rookie Elias Lindholm at 4:18 of overtime as visiting Carolina halted its five-game losing streak.

Lindholm and Jiri Tlusty also scored for the Hurricanes, who salvaged the finale of their five-game road trip (1-4-0). Blue-liner Andrej Sekera extended his point streak to five contests with a pair of assists and Anton Khudobin turned aside 35 shots.

Martin Havlat and Brent Burns tallied for the Sharks, who were swept of the two-game season series. Alex Stalock finished with 32 saves.

Carolina took a 1-0 lead with 7:53 remaining in the first period as Tlusty slipped a backhander between Stalock's pads on a short breakaway. The advantage lasted only 58 seconds as Havlat buried a loose puck in the slot after Tyler Kennedy's shot from along the right-wing boards was blocked.

Burns beat Khudobin from the left hash marks with 28 seconds left in the session following a turnover to put San Jose ahead. But Hurricanes captain Eric Staal made a pass from behind the net to Lindholm, who drilled the puck past Stalock 4:16 into the second to forge a tie. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Prior to the game, the Hurricanes agreed to terms with Khudobin on a two-year contract worth $4.5 million. ... San Jose LW Raffi Torres registered an assist, giving him four points (three goals) in three games since returning from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered during the preseason. ... Sekera's two assists gave him a career-high 27 on the season, eclipsing his previous best set in 2010-11 while with Buffalo.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   San Jose
Elias Lindholm 2 Points Brent Burns 1
Elias Lindholm 1 Goals Brent Burns 1
Andrej Sekera 2 Assists Andrew Desjardins 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anton Khudobin .946 Save Percentage Alex Stalock .914
Anton Khudobin 35 Saves Alex Stalock 32

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 35 3 0-2 1-1 2 42
San Jose 37 2 0-1 2-2 4 30

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Sharks have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .609 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .481 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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