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Staal scores twice and Hurricanes beat Flyers 6-5 in shootout

Sunday, 04.13.2014 / 6:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Staal scores twice and Hurricanes beat Flyers 6-5 in shootout

PHILADELPHIA - Jordan Staal scored twice in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in regular-season finale Sunday.

Jeff Skinner added a pair of goals for the Hurricanes, who finish the season in seventh place in the Metropolitan Division, outside of the playoff picture.

Wayne Simmonds scored twice for the Flyers, who had already wrapped up third place in the Metropolitan Division and a date with the New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs later this week.

Cal Heeter made 33 saves in his NHL debut for the Flyers, before stopping one of two shots in the shootout.

Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin made 39 saves and stopped all three of shots in the shootout.

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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

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