Found February 15, 2013 on
James van Riemsdyk
Toronto Maple Leafs
Tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs had the makings of being one of those old fashioned, high scoring run-and-gun style contests where the winner would be determined by who had the last shot on net. The Hurricanes, who haven't been good defensively this year, were missing two top-four defensemen in Joni Pitkanen and Tim Gleason while the Leafs have injuries all across the board and are currently icing two AHL-ers in their top-four. It ended up being somewhat of a low-scoring affair with the Hurricanes putting together one of their best defensive efforts of the season.
The Canes gave up only 18 shots at even strength and 23 overall, which is pretty amazing when you consider who they were dressing in their defense corps. They managed to do this by employing the same strategy as they had in the New Jersey game, which was forecheck hard, force turnovers and trap the Leafs in their own zone for most of the game. I thought it would be difficult for the Canes to do t...
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Carolina Hurricanes left winger Jussi Jokinen scored a power play goal in the second period of Thursday night's NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, then fell to the ice as his teammates were coming to celebrate with him.
It was Jokinen's second goal of the season as the Hurricanes won the game 3-1.
Video via NHL.com. H/T Puck Daddy.
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Both teams were sluggish to start the game, but from the beginning of the second period to the final horn, the hometown Canes were in control, outshooting the injury depleted Toronto squad 25-15 in the final 40 minutes.