RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -Joe Corvo scored on a 5-on-3 power play with 11:52 remaining, snapping a tie to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Atlanta Thrashers 4-3 on Friday night for their first win in three exhibition games.
Scott Walker, Eric Staal and Ray Whitney also scored for the Hurricanes, who led 2-0 midway through the game. Staal and Whitney had two assists apiece.
Tim Stapleton, Maxim Afingoenov and Michael Vernace scored for Atlanta, with Afingoenov's power-play tally tying the game in the third period.
|Scott Walker (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Eric Staal (1), Ray Whitney (1)|
1 - 0 CAR
|PPG - Eric Staal (1) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE|
2 - 0 CAR
|Tim Stapleton (1) Snap shot - ASST: Marty Reasoner (1), Nathan Oystrick (1)|
2 - 1 CAR
|PPG - (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jason Krog (1), Paul Postma (1)|
2 - 2 Tie
|PPG - Joe Corvo (1) Slapshot - ASST: Ray Whitney (2), Eric Staal (2)|
3 - 2 CAR
|Michael Vernace (1) Snap shot - ASST: NONE|
4 - 3 CAR