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Carolina vs Atlanta Recap - Hurricanes Win 6-1

Carolina cruised to victory on Friday, earning an easy 6-1 win over the Thrashers at Philips Arena.

Bettors who backed the Hurricanes were rewarded as -164 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Erik Cole, Joni Pitkanen, Tuomo Ruutu, Jussi Jokinen, Brandon Sutter, and Jeff Skinner each scored for the Hurricanes in the victory. Skinner opened the scoring for Carolina, finding the back of the net at 3:03 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Tuomo Ruutu.

Cam Ward stopped 18 of 19 Atlanta shots in the victory.

Bryan Little scored for the Thrashers, finding the net behind Cam Ward.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 26 of 32 shots for the Thrashers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Carolina went 2-for-7, while the Thrashers were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Atlanta lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 32-19.

Carolina heads into a battle against the Lightning. Atlanta, meanwhile, will have their next action against Pittsburgh.