Flyers Drop Hurricanes, 4-3

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The Philadelphia Flyers, who had just played a tough game less than 24 hours earlier, defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3 on Sunday night at the PNC Arena.

Carolina’s record now is 2-4-2.

Brandon Manning, who scored his first goal of the season against the Hurricanes just a few days ago, scored the game-winner midway through the third period on a shorthanded play for the visitors.

Cam Ward allowed the four goals on 28 shots while Michal Neuvirth picked up the win for the Flyers.

The visitors took a 1-0 lead late in the first period on a shot just inside the blueline, but Justin Faulk tied the game on a deep wrister of his own, just a minute and one second into the second.

The Flyers took a 2-1 lead on another long seeing eye shot, but Jeff Skinner continued his hot streak with a goal from in close.  That gives the winger five goals on the year so far.

Later in the period, Viktor Stalberg would score on a breakaway and things were looking good for the home team.  But Claude Giroux tied the score with two minutes and change left in the second on a bang-bang play between the circles.

About eight minutes into the third, the Canes were awarded a powerplay chance and they had to be feeling good about themselves.  But Bellemare found Manning, who got a step on the Carolina defenseman and Manning beat Ward easily for the eventual game-winner.  The Flyers never registered another shot on goal the rest of the game after that one.

Victor Rask earned an assist on the Skinner goal and now has points in his first eight games.  That is a Carolina record.

The Hurricanes will next travel to Ottawa for a game on Tuesday night.

 

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