Hurricanes prime Stars in OT to win matchup of 1st-location teams

DALLAS (AP) — Martin Necas scored 1:34 into time beyond regulation to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 win around the Dallas Stars in a matchup of division leaders Wednesday night time.
DALLAS (AP) — Martin Necas scored 1:34 into additional time to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 gain above the Dallas Stars in a matchup of division leaders Wednesday evening.
Sebastian Aho experienced a brief-handed objective and Brent Burns also scored for the Hurricanes, who lead the Metropolitan Division in the Japanese Convention. The activity-winner was Necas’ 19th objective this year.
Dallas is nonetheless atop the Western Convention, and the Central Division, just after its second consecutive 3-2 extra time reduction at property. Jason Robertson scored his 33rd goal for the Stars, and 19-calendar year-old rookie Wyatt Johnston got his 13th.
Carolina goalie Frederik Andersen failed to return after the very first intermission because of an upper-system injuries, soon just after a strange sequence that finished with Robertson scoring on a shot from what appeared to be an extremely hard angle.
The puck was bouncing on the ice powering Andersen and settled in opposition to the article right after Tyler Seguin’s shot ahead of the goalie was able to swipe it away to his suitable. Robertson then shot from guiding Andersen, and the puck seemingly ricocheted off him and into the internet for a 2-1 Dallas direct. Robertson’s 33rd purpose matched his assists complete.
Antti Raanta changed Andersen and stopped all 15 pictures he faced — none in extra time — following the starter experienced 4 will save. Raanta had to shake off getting struck in the head by Mason Marchment’s adhere when the Stars forward was powering the net preventing for the puck midway as a result of the 3rd period of time.
Stars goalie Jake Oettinger stopped 22 photographs, together with a glove preserve of Andrei Svechnikov’s wrister with just far more than 5 minutes remaining in regulation.
Aho’s 200th profession objective set Carolina up 1- midway via the initially period of time. The Stars acquired even just extra than two minutes later when Johnston scored unassisted after a faceoff.
Johnston also experienced a shot ricochet off the submit with just below six minutes remaining.
In involving the 1st two aims, Oettinger went into a completely extended break up, with his appropriate skate in opposition to the write-up, to deny Paul Stastny’s attempt to knock in a unfastened puck.
Burns tied the activity at 2 in the 2nd time period, acquiring the puck soon after a faceoff, then skating about the prime of the circle and scoring leading shelf in excess of Oettinger’s left shoulder.
NOTES: Stars centre Ty Dellandrea was coming out of the penalty box at the exact same time Carolina made an errant pass in the next interval. Dellandrea had a breakaway endeavor, but could not get plenty of control of the puck to get off a high-quality shot. … Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce and Stars heart Luke Glendening both equally got 5-minute penalties for combating in the next period. … Seguin’s guide was his 600th point (263 objectives, 337 helps) with the Stars, in 672 online games about 10 seasons.
UP Next
Hurricanes: Will engage in San Jose on Friday night in the to start with of a few consecutive household games.
Stars: Host the New Jersey Devils on Friday evening in their last game in advance of the All-Star break.
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Stephen Hawkins, The Associated Press

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