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Eddie Lack responds, Hurricanes defeat Coyotes

Carolina goalie makes 24 saves, Derek Ryan breaks tie with 3:57 remaining

by Jerry Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Eddie Lack made 24 saves and helped kill three penalties in the third period, and Derek Ryan scored with 3:57 left to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 2-1 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Sunday.

Lack allowed four goals on 16 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. Carolina coach Bill Peters said Lack's performance in that game and his .873 save percentage in 10 games this season were not good enough.

"I know there has been a lot of talk … but the two games before [Tampa Bay] I felt were my two best games of the season," Lack said. "I have a lot of positive people around me and I had so many phone calls and texts.

 

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"This was a good game to get my stats up a little, though."

Peters said his comments were "not his proudest moment" and the two had a good talk when they happened to park next to each other at the airport for the trip to Arizona on Saturday.

"We had a great walk and a great walk from the cars to the plane," Peters said. "I have a lot of respect for his game and a lot of respect for him as a player. He'll be fine. It's all good."

Ryan scored when he put in a Jeff Skinner rebound that hit the post on one of seven Carolina odd-man rushes in the game. Ryan's 10th goal allowed Carolina (26-26-10) to end a four-game losing streak and win for the second time in the past 11 games (2-6-3).

"If you want to play the game at this level, you've got to take care of the puck," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said.

Video: CAR@ARI: Lack stones Dvorak with desperation save

Teuvo Teravainen also scored for the Hurricanes, who avenged a 4-2 home loss to Arizona on Friday.

"We needed to get some momentum here and put some wins together," Ryan said. "We played really well in both games against Arizona. We deserved to win both games."

Peter Holland scored for the Coyotes (23-35-7), who led 1-0 in the second period but lost for the fifth time in the past seven games. Mike Smith made 33 saves, and each of Carolina's goals came off deflections.

Arizona led 1-0 in the second period when Lack got some of Anthony Duclair's deflection of Luke Schenn's shot from the point, but wasn't aware the puck had trickled between his pads. Holland pounced on the puck at 3:23 and swept in his third goal.

Carolina needed 2:23 to respond. Victor Rask brought the put out from behind the net and fed Jaccob Slavin for a shot from the point. Teravainen was skating in front and deflected the puck past Smith at 4:46.

 

Goal of the game

Ryan was in the right spot when Skinner's shot hit the post and carried over a down-and-out Smith, leaving an open net in front of him.

Video: CAR@ARI: Ryan cashes in on loose puck in the crease

 

Save of the game

Lack kept the game 1-1 when he held his ground and denied Tobias Rieder on a breakaway late in the second period.

Video: CAR@ARI: Lack turns away Rieder's breakaway in 2nd

 

Unsung performance of the game

Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce blocked five shots and was part of a penalty kill that allowed one shot in 5:16 in the third period.

 

Highlight of the game

Teravainen timed his burst through the crease to deflect Slavin's shot past Smith and answer Arizona's first goal quickly for the Hurricanes.

Video: CAR@ARI: Teravainen finds twine with quick redirect

 

They said it

"We met [Friday] morning and I said, 'I want to give you the start in Arizona.' Our goalie coach (David Marcoux) was in the meeting and he said, 'Well, let's not commit to that now,' but I said I was ready to make it." -- Hurricanes coach Bill Peters on goalie Eddie Lack

 

Need to know

Hurricanes forward Phillip Di Giuseppe sustained an upper-body injury after a collision with Coyotes forward Max Domi in the second period and did not return.

 

What's next

Hurricanes: At the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday (9 p.m. ET; ALT, FS-CR, NHL.TV)

Coyotes: Host the Ottawa Senators on Thursday (9 p.m. ET; FS-A, RDS 2, TSN5, NHL.TV)

 

Video: Ryan's late goal lifts Hurricanes to 2-1 win

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