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Carolina 2, Calgary 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Referees: Dan O'Rourke, Furman South
Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, James Tobias
Attendance: 13864

Andrei Svechnikov scored twice in the third period, including one on a surprising maneuver, as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the visiting Calgary Flames 2-1 on Tuesday night in Raleigh, N.C.

Svechnikov's winning goal came on a power play with 7:25 remaining. It was his second straight two-goal game.

The Hurricanes improved to 8-3-1 to match their most victories and points in October in franchise history.

Svechnikov's first goal was unorthodox as he scooped the puck and held it on his stick from behind the net, taking a lacrosse-style shot and putting the puck past Calgary goalie David Rittich.

Tuesday was also the 20-year anniversary of the first Hurricanes game at their home arena, then called the Entertainment and Sports Arena and now named PNC Arena. The 19-year-old Svechnikov was not yet born when that first puck dropped.

Elias Lindholm scored in the first period for Calgary, marking the second year in a row he scored with the visiting team in his former home arena.

Carolina goalie Petr Mrazek made 28 saves. Calgary had only three shots in the third period.

The Hurricanes are 2-0-0 to begin a four-game homestand after a three-game winless streak.

Rittich finished with 26 saves.

Mrazek made a couple of sterling second-period saves to keep the Hurricanes within a goal.

Lindholm, who is in his second season with the Flames after a trade from Carolina, posted his team-leading eighth goal in the first period.

Calgary appeared to go up 2-0 with about five minutes left in the opening period. Carolina challenged the sequence and it was determined the Flames were offsides, nullifying the Mikael Backlund delivery.

Defensemen accounted for 10 of Carolina's 18 shots on goal in the first two periods.

For Flames coach Bill Peters, it marked the return to Raleigh, N.C., where he was coach of the Hurricanes from 2014-18. In the 2018-19 season, his first with Calgary, the Flames topped Carolina twice.

Calgary assistant coach Martin Gelinas played 348 games for the Hurricanes, ending in 2002.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Calgary   Carolina
Elias Lindholm 1 Points Andrei Svechnikov 2
Elias Lindholm 1 Goals Andrei Svechnikov 2
Johnny Gaudreau 1 Assists Dougie Hamilton 1
N/A Power Play Goals Andrei Svechnikov 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
David Rittich .929 Save Percentage Petr Mrazek .966
David Rittich 26 Saves Petr Mrazek 28
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 29 1 0-3 2-3 6 28
Carolina 28 2 1-3 3-3 6 32
Upcoming Games
  • Carolina will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play their next game on the road against Nashville. The Flames have a W/L % of .143 after a win and .714 after a loss.