After losing their first game in their last five, the Carolina Hurricanes knew their next game would be an important one. The Canes lit it up on Saturday scoring six goals against the New Jersey Devils. Each line capitalized on the chances they were given after being held to only two goals in last game.
Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty continued their great play leading the offense. The two were incredible together with Tlusty assisting on Semin’s goal, and Semin assisting on both of Tlusty’s. The line of Eric Staal, Semin and Tlusty has been one of the best in the NHL, and their play tonight resembled that. Semin continues to show he can do more than just shoot, setting up Tlusty beautifully on a two on one at the beginning of the second period.
The Canes were given another boost by Chris Terry playing in his first NHL game. Terry played excellent scoring his first NHL goal in the second period. His play in the AHL has also been good, as he currently leads the Charlotte Checkers in points. Riley Nash worked well with Terry on the third line and is doing everything he can to stay with the big team.
The team received offense by almost all of their lines. Jeff Skinner scored his ninth goal of the season on the second line by tapping in a rebound in front of the net. Skinner has continued his great play even though he missed five games from a concussion earlier this season. Jay Harrison also provided some offense from the defense grabbing the Canes second goal of the game. Even goalie Dan Ellis got a point tonight assisting on Tlusty’s first goal. The Hurricanes will try to keep this offensive momentum when they take on the Washington Capitals Tuesday.