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Martin Necas netted his second goal of the game in the final seconds of overtime to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Kraken on Thursday. The win ended a three-game losing streak for the Hurricanes.
Necas received the puck at the upper part of the slot and scored the game-winning goal after receiving a pass from Tony DeAngelo. This was Necas’ fifth overtime-winning goal in the last two seasons, as he enjoys playing in the 3-on-3 format.
Necas expressed his enjoyment of the space available for creating plays.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi of the Carolina Hurricanes scored a goal with 4:24 remaining in regulation, resulting in the need for overtime. Necas contributed an assist on this goal, while defenseman Brady Skjei initiated the transition. Frederik Andersen made 23 saves for the Hurricanes, who managed to come back from being down by two goals.
“Coach Rod Brind’Amour expressed satisfaction with the game, particularly the team’s response. He believes they earned the two points they received.”
Oliver Bjorkstrand contributed with a goal and an assist, while Devin Shore also added a goal for the Kraken. However, the team has not been able to achieve back-to-back wins so far this season. Joey Daccord, who has been the winning goaltender in both of Seattle’s games, made an impressive 42 saves.
He lamented the shots he failed to block, especially the one from Kotkaniemi.
“I am disappointed that I was not able to make the save,” Daccord expressed. “It is frustrating to lose when we were leading late in the game.”
After a 2-4-0 stint on the road, the Hurricanes played their second home game.
“Clearly, the road trip did not go as planned,” stated Skjei, acknowledging that the team’s comeback was a positive experience. “We have always had faith in our abilities as a team. We do not let ourselves get too shaken when faced with a deficit.”
Seattle was attempting to secure a victory against Carolina for the second time in the current season.
Last season, Necas scored four game-winning goals in overtime.
Brind’Amour expressed confidence in his performance, stating that he enjoys it.
Kotkaniemi and Necas have joined the ranks of the top four goal scorers for the Carolina team this season.
Andersen was absent from the last three games due to injury and did not face much challenge during certain periods.
Bjorkstrand has netted both of his season’s goals against the Hurricanes, with the first one coming at 11:24 in the opening period.
Shore scored his first goal of the season just 3 1/2 minutes later, as he skated towards Andersen and slipped the puck beneath his pads.
With just 1 minute and 38 seconds remaining in the first period, Necas scored for the Hurricanes. This came after the Kraken made a mistake while attempting to remove the puck from their zone.
Despite outshooting their opponent 31-14, the Hurricanes were still behind 2-1 after two periods. However, Daccord played well.
“According to Kraken coach Dave Hakstol, he aided us with his skill in handling the pucks. They are a team that focuses on taking a high number of shots.”
The Kraken will be in Florida on Saturday night.
The San Jose team will be hosting the Hurricanes on Friday evening.
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