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Svechnikov has lacrosse-style goal in Hurricanes win against Jets

Aho, Staal each scores twice, Hamilton has three assists for Carolina

by Darrin Bauming / Independent Correspondent

Svechnikov's lacrosse-style goal

CAR@WPG: Svechnikov nets second lacrosse-style goal

Andrei Svechnikov does it again, netting his second lacrosse-style goal of the season, giving the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead in the 2nd period

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WINNIPEG -- Andrei Svechnikov scored his second lacrosse-style goal of the season for the Carolina Hurricanes in a 6-3 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday. 

"I've got a lot of room there and I just try to put it in the net as quickly as I can," Svechnikov said. "I practice [it] a lot. I feel like when I stop behind the net, if I got room, I'm always going to try that. You'll see maybe I'm going to score next game."

Sebastian Aho had two goals and an assist, Jordan Staal scored twice, and Dougie Hamilton had three assists for Carolina (21-11-2), which extended its point streak to six games (5-0-1). Petr Mrazek made 30 saves.


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Jack Roslovic, Patrik Laine, and Mark Scheifele scored, and Blake Wheeler had two assists for the Jets (20-12-2), who had their home winning streak end at five games.

Connor Hellebuyck allowed five goals on 23 shots before being replaced at the start of the third period. Laurent Brossoit made four saves in relief.

"They were just quick. Great sticks," Wheeler said. "We showed about 10 minutes of video of them with great sticks coming back and making it real tough to get up the ice, and that's what we saw. I think as much as it was a slow night for us, they were all over us too."

Video: CAR@WPG: Aho knocks in Teravainen's perfect feed

Svechnikov gave the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead at 13:10 of the second period. He took the puck from the corner and skated behind the net before scooping it up and lifting it over Hellebuyck's right arm.

"You can't say enough about the kid. So talented," Staal said of Svechnikov. "He does kind of everything. He does everything really, really well, and it shows. A goal like that is special and he makes it look easy."

Svechnikov also scored a lacrosse-style goal Oct. 29 in a 2-1 win against the Calgary Flames.

"You guys saw it first time about a month ago," Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour said. "But we've been seeing it for a year and half in practice. It's just a matter of time before he pulled it off, so it's not lucky when you practice something over and over. That's not luck."

Aho made it 4-2, scoring his 20th goal of the season at 16:46.

Staal extended the lead to 5-2 on the power play at 18:43 and made it 6-2 at 3:16 of the third period.

Video: CAR@WPG: Staal sends loose puck across the goal line

Scheifele scored on the power play at 12:02 for the 6-3 final.

"You just gotta be quick," Laine said. "You gotta be quicker than we were this game. I think we were just slowing down the puck. That was our biggest issue tonight."

Lucas Wallmark gave Carolina a 1-0 lead at 18:23 of the first period with a power-play goal, but Roslovic tied it 1-1 at 19:52.

Aho put the Hurricanes in front 2-1 at 8:39 of the second period before Laine tied it 2-2 at 12:18.

Video: Svechnikov gets the Bridgestone Clutch Performance.


They said it

"That's unbelievable. He does it now twice when nobody ever could do it even once, so that's unreal. Really impressive." -- Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho on Andrei Svechnikov's lacrosse-style goal

"Five's enough for any one guy. I didn't think that it was going to be easier for him in the net in the third. If there was a spark for us in the third it wasn't going to be on our goaltender." -- Jets coach Paul Maurice on his decision to change goalies


Need to know

Aho had his fifth multigoal game of the season and has seven goals in his past five games. … Scheifele extended his point streak to seven games (seven goals, five assists). … Jets forward Andrew Copp left late in the second period with an upper-body injury. There was no update. … Laine extended his point streak to four games (three goals, one assist). … The Hurricanes are 6-1-1 in their past eight games.


What's next

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

Jets: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; TSN3, NBCSCH, NHL.TV)

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