Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/20/13

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 01: Jiri Tlusty of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against the Philadelphia Flyers on November 1, 2010 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Flyers defeat the Hurricanes 3-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
The Carolina Hurricanes found themselves in an unusual position Saturday – holding a lead in the third period. After rallying from two-goal deficits in the third the past two games the Canes outlasted the New York Islanders 4-3 in a Metropolitan Division game at Nassau Coliseum. Jiri Tlusty scoreless in the first eight games this season scored twice for the Canes (4-2-3). Jordan Staal also picked up his first goal of the season on a power play and Jeff Skinner scored on a nifty backhander. “When you get contributions from guys like (Tlusty and Staal) that we need to score it was the big difference in winning the game” Canes coach Kirk Muller said. Tlusty’s second goal which came about 11 minutes into the third boosted the lead to 4-1. But the Isles kept pushing getting a power-play goal from Frans Nielsen and then a score by Kyle Okposo with an extra attacker. Okposo’s goal came with 61 seconds left in regulation. The Isles (3-3-2) then swarmed Canes goalie Cam Ward but Tlusty ...
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