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Carolina Ices Calgary 6-5 - Recap

The Flames came up short Tuesday against the Hurricanes, falling 6-5 in a shootout.

Bettors who backed the Hurricanes were rewarded as -133 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

The win was clinched by Jeff Skinner, who beat Henrik Karlsson in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Carolina. Carolina got goals from Jussi Jokinen (2), Erik Cole, Tuomo Ruutu, and Eric Staal in the victory. Ruutu opened the scoring at 11:46 of the first period.

Cam Ward turned in a 27-save effort for the Hurricanes.

Calgary got goals from Jarome Iginla, Niklas Hagman, Jay Bouwmeester, Curtis Glencross, and Rene Bourque in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Henrik Karlsson stopped 21 of 22 shots for the Flames, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Carolina went 0-for-5, while the Flames were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to Calgary by a margin of 32-30.

Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sabres. The Flames will aim to get back on the winning track at Ottawa.