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Jooris helps Hurricanes handle Maple Leafs

Forward scores first two goals with Carolina

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- Josh Jooris scored his first two goals with the Carolina Hurricanes in a 6-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on Thursday.

Jooris, who grew up in Burlington, Ontario, about 35 miles southwest of Toronto, had 40 friends and family at the game.

"It's really special," he said. "The people who have meant the most to me were in the building, and they've always had belief in me, so to be able to do that in front of them and be able to contribute like that, it's pretty special."

 

[WATCH: All Hurricanes vs. Maple Leafs highlights]

 

Teuvo Teravainen scored and had two assists; Elias Lindholm, Victor Rask and Brock McGinn scored; and Scott Darling made 31 saves for the Hurricanes (4-3-1), who had lost two in a row.

Frederik Andersen allowed six goals on 38 shots; and Auston Matthews, Dominic Moore and Zach Hyman scored for the Maple Leafs (7-3-0), who gave up six goals for the third time this season.

Toronto scored two goals in a 1:24 span of the second period to tie it 3-3. Moore backhanded in a rebound from a shot by Matt Martin to make it 3-2 at 5:47. Hyman scored at 7:11 to tie it 3-3, but Rask put a shot high over Andersen's glove at 13:37 to give Carolina a 4-3 lead.

"Some big plays by guys in timely moments, I think," Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner said. "That team has a lot of firepower, a lot of good players with skill who can hurt you, so if you get up, you can't really relax or sit back or they'll jump on you and make you pay."

Video: CAR@TOR: McGinn rings in a goal off the post

McGinn scored at 10:15 of the third period, putting a wrist shot short side on an Andersen to make it 5-3. Jooris put the Hurricanes up 6-3 when he scored at 12:19 of the third period.

The Hurricanes took a 2-0 lead 2:53 into the first period. Jooris put a one-timer from the slot past Andersen's blocker at 2:20 for his first goal since signing with Carolina as a free agent, making it 1-0. Teravainen scored 33 seconds later to give the Hurricanes a 2-0 lead.

"If we start like that, we're not going to win many games," Matthews said. "I think it's just a consistency thing for this team right now. They definitely came out and they were flying and getting in on the forecheck and we weren't very good defensively."

Patrick Marleau passed to Matthews in the slot and he shot by Darling's glove to make it 2-1 at 9:19 of the first. Lindholm put Carolina up 3-1 when he deflected a point shot from Sebastian Aho at 16:08.

"I thought we started on time, which is obviously important," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. "We haven't done that on a consistent basis. That's something that was a staple of our program and needs to become something we can rely on."

 

Goal of the game

Teravainen stole the puck from Maple Leafs defenseman Andreas Borgman behind the net and backhanded a pass to Rask in the slot, where he one-timed a shot to Andersen's glove side.

Video: CAR@TOR: Teravainen, Rask connect to put Canes ahead

 

Save of the game

Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri bumped into Andersen, knocking him off balance, but he was able to make a glove save on Noah Hanifin's slap shot from the left faceoff circle at 16:04 of the first period.

Video: CAR@TOR: Andersen robs Hanifin with terrific snag

 

Highlight of the game

Skinner avoided a pokecheck from Ron Hainsey and backhanded a pass to Jooris in the slot. He shot past Andersen's glove for his second goal.

Video: CAR@TOR: Jooris tallies second goal on Skinner's dish

 

They said it

"If we ever score six goals and I lose, you can put 100 percent of the blame on me, so I love to see that, it's great." -- Hurricanes goalie Scott Darling

"Nothing. Non-competitive right from the start until the end. Frustrated is a waste of time, disappointed, for me, is … we were no good. They deserved to win, we didn't deserve to win. We didn't work, they worked. They were organized, we were unorganized. They were prepared, we were unprepared." -- Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock

 
Need to know

Hurricanes defensemen Haydn Fleury and Trevor van Riemsdyk each was plus-4. Fleury had two assists for his first NHL points in his eighth game. … Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan won seven of nine face-offs. … Martin's assist on Moore's goal was his 100th NHL point in his 530th game.

 

What's next

Hurricanes: Host the St. Louis Blues on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET; FS-CR, FS-MW, NHL.TV)

Maple Leafs: Host the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; CBC, NBCSP+, NHL.TV)

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