Skip to main content

Ray Whitney scores 3 powerplay goals as Canes rout the Flames 6-1 @NHLdotcom

RALEIGH, N.C. - Ray Whitney scored three powerplay goals to reach 300 for his career in the Carolina Hurricanes' 6-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

The Hurricanes scored three times in the final 5:09 of the first period, including a rebound goal by Erik Cole in his first game back with the franchise after a trade-deadline deal with Edmonton on Wednesday.

Sergei Samsonov and Scott Walker also scored, and Cam Ward made 21 saves - allowing only Jarome Iginla's 29th goal with 3:49 left.

The Hurricanes, fighting for an Eastern Conference playoff shot, have won six of their last eight games.

Calgary, coming off a 5-1 victory in Philadelphia on Thursday, had scored at least four goals in each of its last five games.

Whitney opened the scoring for Carolina off a feed from Samsonov.

Whitney's second score, which gave him his eighth season of at least 20 goals, came on a two-man advantage midway through the second period.

The Hurricanes had a 24-9 advantage at one point in the second period and finished with a 33-22 edge.

Curtis McElhinney gave up all six goals for Calgary.

The second-year goalie is winless in 13 NHL appearances.

He was subbing for NHL wins leader Miikka Kiprusoff, who had 35 saves in Philadelphia on Thursday. Calgary fell to 2-7-1 on the second night of back-to-back games.

Each of those games has been away from home.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.