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Henrique, Miller propel Ducks past Hurricanes

Forward scores fourth goal in three games, goalie makes 22 saves to help Anaheim stay undefeated at home

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Henrique scores on wrist shot

CAR@ANA: Henrique wrists one by Mrazek

Adam Henrique fires a wrist shot from the circle past the blocker of Petr Mrazek to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead in the 1st period

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ANAHEIM -- Adam Henrique scored his fourth goal in the past three games for the Anaheim Ducks in a 4-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Honda Center on Friday.

Jakob Silfverberg scored in his 500th NHL game, Carter Rowney scored shorthanded, and Troy Terry got his first goal of the season for the Ducks, who improved to 4-0-0 at home this season.

Rickard Rakell had two assists, and Ryan Miller made 22 saves in his second start of the season for Anaheim (6-2-0).

 

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"We've got a group in there that's all really pulling in the right direction," Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins said.

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Haydn Fleury scored his first NHL goal in his 96th game, and Erik Haula scored for the Hurricanes shortly before leaving following a hit from Ducks defenseman Josh Manson.

Petr Mrazek allowed four goals on 13 shots in 25:51 before he was replaced by James Reimer, who made seven saves for the Hurricanes (6-3-0).

Carolina has lost two in a row following a 6-1-0 start.

"I think the boys, hopefully, will learn a lesson from that one," Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal said. "It's not easy. We're showing up thinking that it's just going to be easy. It's not. It's a good league and they played well."

The Ducks scored the first four goals.

Henrique made it 1-0 at 4:06 of the first period. Ondrej Kase fed the puck to Rakell in the middle and he passed it to Henrique, who was wide open coming down the left side. Henrique's shot from the face-off circle beat Mrazek to the short side.

Mrazek made a right-pad save on Manson seven seconds after the Ducks killed the first penalty of the game, but Terry scored 11 seconds later when he deflected a point shot from defenseman Cam Fowler for a 2-0 lead at 13:44.

"Rather than just walking in the room and saying, 'Hey, let's have a good start,' (we gave) them some tangible things to look for there," Eakins said. "Once again they took it to heart, and we were able to get what we needed." 

Silfverberg made it 3-0 at 37 seconds of the second period. Michael Del Zotto made a diagonal pass through the neutral zone that made it to Silfverberg, sending him in alone against Mrazek. The goalie made the initial save, but Silfverberg pushed in the rebound.

Rowney scored from a sharp angle to make it 4-0 at 5:56 and bring Reimer off the bench.

"It's not his fault," Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour said of Mrazek. "We left him out to dry. We had a lot of guys sleeping tonight."

Haula scored his seventh goal of the season on a deflection while on the power play at 8:47 to cut it to 4-1, and Fleury scored on a point shot at 12:20 to make it 4-2.

"All the guys have been joking, saying 'It's coming, it's coming,'" Fleury said of his first NHL goal. "This year, I felt from the first game that I've had chances to score each night."

Video: CAR@ANA: Silfverberg scores in 500th NHL game

 

They said it

"There just wasn't enough from everyone, including myself. Everyone was just a bit behind. We didn't really create enough offensively and didn't feel like we did enough. We didn't really do anything all that great." -- Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal

"We know we have a strong team and we know we can play this kind of hockey with a lot of speed and a lot of puck management. Obviously it gives us confidence, but at the same time we need to stay humble." -- Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg

 

Need to know

Brind'Amour replaced his goalie during a game for the first time in his two seasons in Carolina. Mrazek came into the game with a shutout streak of 98:07. .... Hurricanes defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk played 11:28 in his season debut. He had left shoulder surgery May 2. … Miller last faced the Hurricanes on Oct. 29, 2017, his first game with the Ducks. He made 34 saves and Anaheim won 4-3 in a shootout. … The Ducks had outscored their past two opponents 9-0 before Haula's goal. … The Ducks are 6-0-0 this season when they are outshot. … Rakell has six points (two goals, four assists) in a four-game point streak. … Fowler has four points (one goal, three assists) in a four-game point streak.

 

What's next

Hurricanes: At the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; FS-O, FS-CR, NHL.TV)

Ducks: Host the Calgary Flames on Sunday (9 p.m. ET; SN360, PRIME, NHL.TV) 

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