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Carolina 4, Vancouver 1
When: 1:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 15, 2022
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Referees: Beau Halkidis, Jon McIsaac
Linesmen: Bevan Mills, Bryan Pancich
Attendance: 17435

Martin Necas celebrated his 23rd birthday with a goal and an assist, and Vincent Trocheck matched that output as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the visiting Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Saturday at Raleigh, N.C.

Sebastian Aho and Steven Lorentz also scored for Carolina, while Andrei Svechnikov had two assists to help the Hurricanes snap a two-game losing skid and avenge a road loss to the Canucks from last month.

Hurricanes goalie Frederik Andersen made 30 saves after he was pulled early in the third period of a 6-0 defeat to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

Bo Horvat scored in the first period for Vancouver, which fell to 0-3-0 to begin a five-game road swing. Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko stopped 29 shots.

The Canucks went 0-for-5 on power plays as Carolina has killed off 35 consecutive.

Aho scored on a first-period power play, coming at the end of a crisp passing sequence that began with a Tony DeAngelo delivery to Teuvo Teravainen. The goal 8:17 into the game came after the Hurricanes were shut out for the first time Thursday.

Horvat countered for the Canucks with his team-leading 12th goal at 13:24 of the first period.

The Hurricanes killed off three Vancouver power plays in the opening period.

Necas assisted on Trocheck's goal in the second period for a 2-1 lead. Less than four minutes later he scored his own goal, his eighth of the season, for his 100th career point.

Trocheck had his first goal in seven games by winning a faceoff and then converting after taking a pass from Svechniknov in front of the net. The tally came 62 seconds into the second period.

Vancouver goalie Jaroslav Halak was placed on the NHL'S COVID-19 protocol list prior to the game, leaving Demko as the starter. Spencer Martin was moved from the taxi squad to the active roster.

The Canucks defeated Carolina 2-1 on Dec. 12 at home. The Hurricanes have lost just once in regulation since then.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Vancouver   Carolina
Bo Horvat 1 Points Martin Necas 2
Bo Horvat 1 Goals Martin Necas 1
Luke Schenn 1 Assists Andrei Svechnikov 2
N/A Power Play Goals Sebastian Aho 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Thatcher Demko .879 Save Percentage Frederik Andersen .968
Thatcher Demko 29 Saves Frederik Andersen 30
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 31 1 0-5 1-2 6 42
Carolina 33 4 1-2 5-5 12 26
Upcoming Games
  • Carolina will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .636 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Canucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .381 after a loss.