'Canes break three-game losing streak

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 28, 2011
Cam Ward made 30 saves in his first shutout of the season and the Carolina Hurricanes snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 on Friday night. Tim Brent scored on a deflection and Brandon Sutter and Jiri Tlusty added third-period goals for the Hurricanes, who claimed their first win since Oct. 18 at Boston. Corey Crawford stopped 30 shots for the Blackhawks, who were beaten in regulation for the first time since opening night. They entered with a two-point lead in the Central Division, but were shut out for the first time this season and remained winless at the RBC Center, which opened in 1999. Carolina entered in fourth place in the Southeast Division, five points behind Washington, and is hoping to make some progress in the standings during a stretch in which they play nine of 14 games at home. In earning his first shutout since he blanked Detroit last April, and 17th of his career, Ward improved to 3-0-1 against the Blackhawks. The Hurricanes gave him all the offense he'd need just more than three minutes in when Brent was credited with his second goal with Carolina. He won a draw to send the puck behind the circle to Tim Gleason, who unloaded a slap shot from near the boards that clipped Brent's stick on its way past Crawford. Eric Staal could've put the Hurricanes up by two late in the second when he was awarded a penalty shot after he stole the puck from Brent Seabrook near the blue line and was hooked by the Chicago defenseman as he skated in on Crawford. The Carolina captain went back and forth with the puck in front of Crawford before the goalie stuffed his quick attempt to his stick side. Instead, Sutter put Carolina up 2-0 roughly 5 1/2 minutes into the third, just six seconds after the expiration of his two-minute penalty for tripping Patrick Sharp. Sutter shot out of the penalty box and down the ice, took a long pass from Jussi Jokinen and snapped the puck past Crawford for his third goal. Tlusty made it a three-goal game when he scored from point-blank range with 4:53 left. NOTES: The Hurricanes received a scare late in the first when Staal left early after taking a stick in the face from Chicago LW Daniel Carcillo. Staal spent the last five minutes of the period in the dressing room, but returned to the ice early in the second. ... Carolina D Tomas Kaberle rang the post midway through the third. ... This was the only regular season meeting between the teams.
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