NHL Hockey

Carolina Hurricanes (33-27-13)


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@ Fla 
W 4-3
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@ Mon 
W 4-1
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@ NJ 
W 3-1
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vs. Det 
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Skinner, Aho lead surging Hurricanes to 3-1 win over Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes are making a late push to get into the playoffs for the first time since 2008-09, and having a lot of fun doing it.

Jeff Skinner scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway with 10:26 left, Sebastian Aho tallied twice and the surging Hurricanes stretched their point streak to 10 games with a 3-1 victory Saturday night that eliminated the New Jersey Devils from playoff contention for the fifth straight year.

"I kind of feel like the last 10 have been must-win for us," goaltender Eddie Lack said after making 26 saves. "I feel like we just keep battling here and we'll just see where we end up. Obviously, we're really excited about this stretch we are on, and it is so much more fun to play now when we have a chance and we're in it and battling."

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Leaders
Points: J. Skinner54
Plus/Minus: J. Slavin19
Shots on Goal: J. Skinner239
PIM: J. Staal32
Win: C. Ward24
Shutouts: C. Ward2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 191 (19)
Shots: 2196 (24)
PP%: 18.0% (19)
Penalty Minutes: 438 (30)
Assists: 323 (19)
SH Goals: 10 (3)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
x-Washington 49 17 8 106
x-Columbus 48 19 7 103
x-Pittsburgh 46 17 11 103
NY Rangers 46 25 4 96
NY Islanders 35 27 12 82
Carolina 33 27 13 79
Philadelphia 34 32 8 76
New Jersey 27 35 12 66
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 203 (12)
Shots Against: 2055 (28)
PK%: 85.3% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 490 (30)
Shutouts: 3 (22)
Sv%: 0.901 (25)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/15 J. McClement Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
3/12 V. Zykov Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/23 J. Kuokkanen Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/17 L. Wallmark Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
3/16 C. Booth Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/12 L. Wallmark Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
3/8 V. Zykov Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
3/3 A. Nestrasil Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
3/1 P. Brown Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
3/1 A. Nestrasil Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
2/24 B. Bickell Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
2/23 D. Kristo Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
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