Posted November 01, 2011 on AP on Fox
Jeff Skinner and Chad LaRose had two goals each, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Skinner, last season's NHL rookie of the year, has six goals and 12 points in 12 games this season. Carolina improved to 1-2-1 against Southeast Division rivals. The Lightning opened the season with a 5-1 road victory over the Hurricanes on Oct. 7. Tampa Bay had won three straight against Carolina in Raleigh by a combined score of 15-5. Carolina's Cam Ward (5-2-2) made 27 saves. Tampa Bay counterpart Dwayne Roloson (2-3-1) stopped 26 shots. Hurricanes forward Jussi Jokinen sustained an apparent injury to his left knee early in the third period and didn't return. Carolina outshot the Lightning 19-7 in the first period, but the game was tied 1-1 heading into the second. Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead with 4:46 left when Teddy Purcell picked up the puck after Bryan Allen blocked Marc-Andre Bergeron's shot from the high slot. LaRo...
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