Goals Galore As Hurricanes, Blues Grab Wins

Jonathan Grant | January 8th, 2022

Friday night wasn’t a full slate for the NHL, but the two games that were on the schedule didn’t disappoint in the form of lots of goals being scored. The first game saw the Carolina Hurricanes in action, and they showed why the Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t the only team in the Metropolitan Division that should be getting attention as they blitzed past the Calgary Flames 6-3 for a fifth straight win and ninth in their last ten contests.

Canes Country

The Flames led just after the five-minute mark, but the Hurricanes scored the next four goals to take firm control of the game before Calgary battled back with two goals to make it interesting. In the final two minutes, however, the Hurricanes scored twice more to seal the deal and extend their winning run. Brady Skjei found the net once and had two assists while Andrei Svechnikov scored twice in the victory. Elsewhere, the St. Louis Blues bounced back after a defeat to brush aside the Washington Capitals 5-1 on home ice. The Caps got the game’s first goal after about two minutes, but that would be the only thing they’d get as Pavel Buchnevich took over to score twice and dish out an assist. Goaltender Ville Husso did surrender a goal early, but he went on to stop all 26 shots he faced after that, making it seven wins out of the Blues’ last ten. St. Louis is just a point back from the top spot in the Central Division as they attempt to hunt down Nashville.

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