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Minnesota vs Carolina Recap - Hurricanes Win 2-1

Minnesota vs Carolina Recap - Hurricanes Win 2-1

Carolina needed a shootout to earn a 2-1 victory over Minnesota on Friday in NHL action at Hartwall Arena.

Carolina won as a +100 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Tuomo Ruutu clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 3 for the Hurricanes. Carolina got goals from Tuomo Ruutu in the victory. Ruutu opened the scoring at 2:00 of the second period.

Cam Ward turned in a 41-save effort for the Hurricanes.

Minnesota got a goal from Andrew Brunette in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 36 of 37 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Carolina went 0-for-5, while the Wild were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 42-37.

Next game, Carolina takes its act on the road to face Ottawa looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Edmonton.