Sun, 29 Mar 2020

Hintz, Stars blow past Hurricanes

Field Level Media
26 Feb 2020, 13:05 GMT+10

Roope Hintz had a goal and two assists as the Dallas Stars defeated host Carolina 4-1, ruining the celebratory mood for the Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin made 40 saves with a splendid performance.

Tyler Seguin, Jason Dickinson and Denis Gurianov also scored for Dallas, which has at least one team point in eight of its last nine games.

Sebastian Aho had Carolina's goal, his team-leading 36th of the season. The Hurricanes have lost two of their last three games.

It was Carolina's first game since David Ayres, a Zamboni driver, was summoned as the emergency goalie in Toronto and ended up with the victory. Ayres was in attendance for Tuesday night's game, receiving numerous recognitions and honors.

The Hurricanes lost two goalies to injuries in the Toronto game, so Alex Nedeljkovic was in net in his NHL season debut. Carolina is without Petr Mrazek and James Reimer for undetermined periods of time.

Nedeljkovic finished with 12 saves.

Khudobin has won in back-to-back games for the Stars, who began a three-game road trip, and he had to really work for this one.

Seguin scored 51 seconds into the game and that seemed to help set the tone.

Carolina held a 19-1 advantage in third-period shots, but couldn't come up with goals after a six-goal outburst in its previous game. The final shot total was 41-16.

Hintz and Dickinson scored within a two-minute span late in the first period as the Stars built a 3-0 advantage.

Hintz had been held to just one point in his last six games.

Aho's goal put the Hurricanes on the board 2:33 into the second period.

Carolina is 0-2-1 in its last three home games.

--Field Level Media

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