Hurricanes Down Toronto 6-1 - Match Report
Hockey bettors who backed the Hurricanes on the moneyline Thursday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Carolina easily handled Toronto 6-1 at PNC Arena.
Carolina was favored by -120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
John-Michael Liles, Patrick Dwyer, Jordan Staal, Zach Boychuk, Jeff Skinner, and Elias Lindholm each scored for the Hurricanes in the victory. Boychuk opened the scoring for Carolina, finding the back of the net at 2:33 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Brett Sutter and Elias Lindholm.
Anton Khudobin turned in a 25-save effort for the Hurricanes.
Joffrey Lupul scored for the Maple Leafs, finding the net behind Anton Khudobin.
Toronto got a 30-stop effort from James Reimer in the loss.
Carolina scored 2 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Toronto went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Carolina outshot Toronto 36-26 in the game.
Next game, Carolina takes its act on the road to face Columbus looking for another win. For Toronto, they head on the road to face Washington.