Flyers edge Hurricanes in Raleigh
Brandon Manning breaks Carolina’s hearts for the second time this season as the Flyers beat the Hurricanes.
RALEIGH, N.C. >> Brandon Manning scored a tiebreaking, short-handed goal early in the third period to lead the Flyers to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Sunday.
Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist, giving him points in a league-high nine straight games. Shayne Gostisbehere and Radko Gudas also scored for the Flyers. Wayne Simmonds had two assists, and Michal Neuvirth stopped 26 shots.
Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist for Carolina, and Justin Faulk and Viktor Stalberg also scored. Victor Rask, who has points in all seven games this season, added an assist. Cam Ward finished with 24 saves.
The Flyers snapped a Carolina’s Viktor Stalberg puts a puck past Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth in the second period Sunday in Raleigh, N.C. The Flyers rebounded for a 4-3 victory over the Hurricanes. two-game skid and beat the Hurricanes for the second time this season.
Manning’s winning score at 8:00 of the third was his second of the season — with both coming against the Carolina.
The Hurricanes fell to 6-1-1 in their last eight home games against Philadelphia.
Carolina general manager Ron Francis holds the Hurricanes’ franchise record with points in his first 11 games in 1984.
Philadelphia was up 1-0 after outshooting the Hurricanes 13-9 in the first period. Gostisbehere scored unassisted from the left point on the power play with 2:03 left for his fourth goal and seventh point in six career games against Carolina.
Faulk tied it at 1:01 of the second, beating Neuvirth through plenty of traffic from the high slot.
However, Gudas put the Flyers up 2-1 at 7:07, beating Ward through traffic from the right point.
Skinner beat Neuvirth from the right doorstep at 10:13 to tie it again. Carolina got the lead with 8:02 to go in the period when Stalberg got the puck through Neuvirth’s five-hole on a rush.
The Flyers tied it again with 2:46 remaining in the second when Giroux scored from the slot.