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Hurricanes 2, Thrashers 1, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

Associated Press

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Hurricanes 2, Thrashers 1, OT
Atlanta Thrashers 1, Carolina Hurricanes 2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Brandon Sutter scored his second goal 1:06 into overtime, and Carolina beat the Atlanta Thrashers 2-1 Friday in the Hurricanes' stateside preseason finale.

Cam Ward stopped 30 shots for the Hurricanes (3-2) and claimed his second one-goal win over Atlanta in seven days.

Sutter's game-winner came after he got behind Bryan Little, took a back-door feed from Erik Cole and buried the puck past Ondrej Pavelec. Sutter, Carolina's newest alternate captain, also scored a deflected power-play goal midway through the second.

Nik Antropov sent it into OT with 1:03 left, when he scored on a hard snap shot from the right circle after the Thrashers (0-5) pulled Pavalec for an extra attacker.

Sutter's first goal came with about 5 minutes left in the second when he redirected Joe Corvo's slap shot past Pavelec.

It made for a successful getaway day for the Hurricanes, who played a rare weekday matinee because they were leaving for Europe after the game. They wrap up the preseason Monday in Russia against SKA St. Petersburg before opening the regular season against Minnesota next week in Helsinki, Finland.

Pavelec made 28 saves for the Thrashers, who entered as one of only three winless teams this preseason. They've been outscored 14-7.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
15:13
CAR
PPG - Brandon Sutter (1) Tip-in - ASST: Joe Corvo (1), Joni Pitkanen (1)
1 - 0 CAR
3rd Period
18:57
ATL
Nik Antropov (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Bryan Little (1), Chris Thorburn (1)
1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
01:06
CAR
Brandon Sutter (2) Deflected shot - ASST: Erik Cole (1), Jamie McBain (1)
2 - 1 CAR
penalty summary
1st Period
02:25
CAR
Chad LaRose  Hooking  - 2 min against  Zach Bogosian
07:54
CAR
Joni Pitkanen  Holding  - 2 min against  Bryan Little
10:54
ATL
Arturs Kulda  Tripping  - 2 min against  Chad LaRose
2nd Period
01:57
ATL
Arturs Kulda  Holding  - 2 min against  Brandon Sutter
08:17
CAR
Brett Carson  Tripping  - 2 min against  Evander Kane
14:14
ATL
Nik Antropov  Holding  - 2 min against  Jeff Skinner
3rd Period
07:47
ATL
Evander Kane  Tripping  - 2 min against  Eric Staal
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Ondrej Pavelec
SA: 30TOI: 60:43
GA: 2SV%: .933
Cam Ward
SA: 31TOI: 61:06
GA: 1SV%: .968