Carolina Ices Philadelphia 4-2 - Recap
|Carolina Ices Philadelphia 4-2 - Recap|
Alexei Ponikarovsky scored a pair of goals against the Flyers as Carolina handed Philadelphia a 4-2 defeat on Monday at Wells Fargo Center.
The Hurricanes were a +180 underdog in the win. The combined score pushed PUSH the total, which closed at 6.
Alexei Ponikarovsky (2), Chad LaRose, and Jeff Skinner each scored for the Hurricanes in the victory. Ponikarovsky opened the scoring for Carolina, finding the back of the net at 13:42 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Chad LaRose and Jussi Jokinen.
Cam Ward turned in a 30-save effort for the Hurricanes.
Philadelphia got goals from James van Riemsdyk and Matt Read in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 27 of 31 shots for the Flyers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Carolina went 2-for-4, while the Flyers were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to Philadelphia by a margin of 32-31.
Next game, Carolina takes its act home to face Montreal looking for another win. For Philadelphia, they head on the road to face New York.