Hart makes 33 saves, Flyers defeat Hurricanes

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  • Carter Hart made 33 saves for the Philadelphia Flyers in a 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday.

“I was just feeling the puck,” Hart said. “We did a good job of clearing guys out of the net front so I could see the pucks and do my job. It was nice to see some of the boys score some nice goals at the end.”

  • Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux each had a goal and an assist, and Travis Konecny and Joel Farabee scored for Philadelphia (7-5-2), which won for the second time in five games (2-2-1).

  • Lucas Wallmark scored for Carolina (9-5-1), which was 3-1-1 in its previous five games. Petr Mrazek made 24 saves.

“Frustrating game for me because if we had just stuck to it a little more, maybe things would have been different,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “Their goalie was good, and they capitalized.”

  • Hart has won two straight starts, allowing four goals on 60 shots (.933 save percentage) against Carolina and in a 4-3 shootout victory against the New Jersey Devils on Friday.
  • In his previous three starts, he allowed 12 goals on 43 shots (.721 save percentage).
  • Hart said some extra work with goaltending coach Kim Dillabaugh has helped.

“Just getting back to what I was always doing,” he said. “Last year, I made sure that I made the most of every practice we had because we don’t get a lot of practice time. That’s something Kim has been stressing, something I’ve been really focusing on, is I’m making the most of every minute in practice.”

  • His teammates said they never doubted the 21-year-old goalie would figure it out.

“There’s nothing really to be worried about,” Couturier said. “I’m sure he wanted to be better, same for us in front of him. I think collectively we stuck together, and we try to support him as much as we can and be better in front of him. Tonight, we gave up a few chances, and he was there to back us up.”

Extra:

  • Forward Erik Haula, who leads the Hurricanes with eight goals, did not play because of a lower-body injury. …
  • It was the first time in 15 games this season that Carolina did not score at least two goals. …
  • The Flyers went 0-4-0 against the Hurricanes last season. …
  • Philadelphia has scored 23 of its 46 goals in the third period.
Sources & Credits: Adam Kimelman / NHL.com, PHI Flyers, CAR Hurricanes
NHL Highlights | Hurricanes vs. Flyers – Nov. 5, 2019

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