Posted December 26, 2011 on AP on Fox
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Brandon Sutter scored a short-handed goal and was credited with a bizarre empty-netter Monday night, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Tuomo Ruutu and Anthony Stewart scored in the second period, and Tim Gleason and Tim Brent each had two assists for the Hurricanes. Sutter's empty-net goal came at the end of a strange sequence. Ilya Kovalchuk's errant pass for Adam Henrique from the end line wound up going the length of the ice and into an empty net with 29.4 seconds left. Cam Ward finished with 23 saves for Carolina, which is in last place in the Southeast Division but has earned points in six of eight games. David Clarkson had a goal and an assist for New Jersey. He and Adam Henrique scored in the third period, and Johan Hedberg made 30 saves for the Devils, who had won seven of nine. Clarkson broke up the shutout when he scored with 7:22 left. Henrique then pulled the Devils within 3-2 when he scored with 2:20 remaining befo...
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