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Hurricanes score 4 goals in 3rd period for 5-3 victory Sharks

Friday, 12.06.2013 / 10:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

RALEIGH, N.C. - Elias Lindholm had a goal and two assists to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night.

Jordan Staal, Eric Staal, Riley Nash and Jay Harrison had Carolina's other goals.

Cam Ward made 22 saves for the Hurricanes in his return to the lineup after sitting out Carolina's previous two games.

The Hurricanes have won three games in a row.

Justin Braun, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Tommy Wingels scored for the Sharks. Joe Thornton extended his point streak to eight games with an assist in the first period.

Backup goalie Alex Stalock made 30 saves and San Jose lost consecutive games in regulation for the first time this season.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild