Found March 12, 2014 on
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The Carolina Hurricanes played hard. Goaltender Cam Ward, given the start by Canes coach Kirk Muller, played well.
For the Canes, some hard play and good goaltending hasn’t always been enough to beat the New York Rangers. Not in recent seasons.
But the Canes won 3-1 Tuesday, getting 24 saves from Ward and goals from Jiri Tlusty, Jordan Staal and Elias Lindholm to stop the Rangers in a Metropolitan Division game at PNC Arena.
The Canes (28-28-9) and Rangers (35-27-4) faced off Friday at PNC Arena, the Rangers scoring four times in the third period for a 4-2 victory. It was New York’s 10th straight win over the Canes and their sixth in a row in Raleigh.
So there they were again Tuesday, going at it again. And again the Canes took a one-goal lead into the third period.
Tlusty and Staal set up each other for goals in the second period as the Canes took a 2-1 lead.
Ward had not won a game since the New Year’s Eve game against Montreal at PNC Arena. It also was his first game at hom...
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