RALEIGH, NC (AP) – Zack MacEwen scores with 8:40 remaining and the Philadelphia Flyers rally to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Friday night.
Joel Farabee also scored in the third period for the Flyers, who were excluded from their previous games and could not score until the last quarter in this match.
Carter Hart took 39 hits for the Flyers, who have won two of their last three games.
It was MacEwen’s first goal in 10 games this season. Former Carolina player Patrick Brown received one of the assists in the game.
Steven Lorentz had the best start of the season for the Hurricanes. They lost only the second time in 12 games.
Carolina goalkeeper Frederik Andersen made 26 saves.
The Hurricanes have lost for the first time in six home games this season.
Lorentz hit the right side of the net in baseball style after Jesper Fast’s shot rebounded.
The Flyers played four games in a row without conceding more than two goals, but they won two of those games.
Entering the third period, they were in danger of being closed in a row. Philadelphia had just 13 shots on goal in the two periods, but scored 15 goals in the third period.
A NEW LOOK
The Hurricanes barely made a roster change for the first few weeks of the season. But as the season progressed, the need for adjustment became apparent.
Center Martin Necas missed the first game of the season on Friday due to illness. This gave Josh Leivo the chance to make his debut in the Carolinas by appearing in his 208th NHL game.
Flyers: Saturday night in Dallas.
Hurricanes: Saturday night at home in St. against Louis.