October 9, 2019, 8:00 am

Hurricanes defeat Panthers, match their best start

The Carolina Hurricanes competitive the best beginning in their past with a 6-3 win against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center on Tuesday.

Hurricanes defeat Panthers, match their best start

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Carolina Hurricanes competitive the best beginning in their past with a 6-3 win against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center on Tuesday.

The Hurricanes (4-0-0) competitive the beginning of the Hartford Whalers in 1995-96.

James Reimer, noninheritable by the Hurricanes in a commerce from the Panthers on June 30, made 47 saves.


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"It's a good feeling," Reimer said. "Anytime you face your old team you want to play well and you want to get two points. For us, we're just grinding, we're just difficult to play our best games and roll up as many points as possible. Tonight, everyone worked their butts off and sacrificed. It was just some other heck of a win for us."

Ryan Dzingel scored his archetypal two goals for the Hurricanes, Jordan Staal and Teuvo Teravainen each had a goal and an assist, and Dougie Hamilton and Sebastian Aho scored. Andrei Svechnikov and Haydn Fleury each had two assists.

Video: CAR@FLA: Dzingel tips goal home on powerfulness play

Keith Yandle scored for Florida (1-2-0) and became the 5th participant in NHL past and the archetypal born in the United States to play in 800 sequent games. He united Doug Jarvis (964), Garry Unger (914), Steve Larmer (884) and Andrew Cogliano (830).

MacKenzie Weegar and Evgenii Dadonov scored, and Aleksander Barkov and Mike Hoffman each had two assists for the Panthers. Sergei Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 14 shots and was pulled aft the archetypal period. Sam Montembeault made 19 saves in relief.

Carolina led 4-0 aft the archetypal period. Florida outshot Carolina 40-21 in the 2nd and third.

"We came out a small flat, not at the ready to beginning ," Yandle said. "We showed a lot of pridefulness to come back, but it was too small, too late."

Staal made it 1-0 at 6:48, Teravainen accrued it to 2-0 at 11:04, Hamilton made it 3-0 at 15:37, and Dzingel scored a powerfulness-play goal at 18:14 for a 4-0 lead.

Video: CAR@FLA: Staal buries tipped puck at the doorstep

Teravainen's goal came aft Carolina killed off a 5-on-3 for 1:10.

"That, to me, is the play of the game," Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour said. "We got some huge blocks. One comes to mind, [Joel Edmundson] gets in there and blocks it, and we go down and score. That basically kills the other team. Give them credit, they fought back and played a good game aft that, but that's probably the turning point of the game."

Dzingel, who signed with Carolina as a free agent July 12 aft splitting last season between the Ottawa Senators and Columbus Blue Jackets, extended the lead to 5-0 at 1:31 of the 2nd when he scored on a rebound.

"I always beginning a small slow," Dzingel said. "It always takes a small while for me to get into it. Two easy ones there, I'll take them. Great plays by the guys and pretty much free goals, so I like it."

Weegar cut it to 5-1 at 3:51. Yandle scored on a powerfulness play at 9:34 of the third period to make it 5-2, and Dadonov made it 5-3 at 15:52, also on a powerfulness play.

Video: CAR@FLA: Yandle nets PPG on give-and-go

Aho scored into an empty net at 18:41 for the 6-3 final.

"The beginning was great," Brind'Amour said. "Really, that's where the game was won for us. Believe it or not, playing with a big lead is actually tough because the other team is just going crazy. We did sit back a tiny bit and [Reimer] had to come up with too many big saves. But at the end of the day, the game was won because the guys came out at the ready to play."


They said it

"You play to win, right? I didn't love this game. It's probably our worst game of the bunch, and yet you score six goals. It's strange how that works out. A lot to work on, which is great. We're still in a good spot and we know we can be better, so we'll go on the drawing board here tomorrow and get better." -- Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour

"The beginning wasn't what we expected. We can't expect we're going to play well all the time. We didn't work hard enough; it beginning s with myself. We weren't at the ready at the beginning of the game. You have to be at the ready right from the beginning ." -- Panthers center Aleksander Barkov


Need to know

The 1995-96 Whalers tied their 5th game (2-2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins) before losing five in a row. … This is the archetypal game the Hurricanes have won in regulation this season. They won two in overtime and one in a shootout. … Twelve Carolina skaters had at least one point. … Brind'Amour reached 50 wins in his 86th game (50-29-7), the fastest in Hurricanes/Whalers past. Peter Laviolette (50 wins in 96 games) had held the record. … Yandle led all skaters with eight shots. … Barkov won 16 of 23 face-offs (70 percent). … The Panthers had 50 shots for the archetypal time since Jan. 15, when they had 53 in a 5-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.


What's next

Hurricanes: Host the New York Islanders on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-CR, MSG+, NHL.TV)

Panthers: At the Buffalo Sabres on Friday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, SN1, MSG-B, FS-F, NHL.TV)

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