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Martinook Breaks Tie Late In 3rd, Hurricanes Top Flyers 3-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Martinook broke a tie with 3:50 remaining, his first goal in 18 games since returning to the lineup, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Saturday.

Martinook's third goal of the season came on a redirection of Vincent Trocheck's shot as a long shift was winding down.

Steven Lorentz scored first for Carolina, which has earned at least one point in 13 straight home games for the second-longest stretch in franchise history. Sebastian Aho added an empty-netter with 20.9 seconds left.

Frederik Andersen made 28 saves in his first game since March 3 after dealing with an undisclosed ailment, and the Metropolitan Division-leading Hurricanes defeated the last-place Flyers.

Derick Brassard scored his 200th NHL goal in the second period for the Flyers, whose road losing streak reached 11 games (0-9-2). Martin Jones stopped 33 shots.

Lorentz had gone 21 games without scoring before converting at 8:34 of the second.

Brassard's tying goal at 16:50 of the middle period came when Andersen failed to control the puck on an initial shot.

That was the first goal allowed by the Hurricanes in more than 128 minutes dating to last Sunday's second period against Seattle. Carolina shut out Colorado on Thursday night.


With rookie Seth Jarvis out of the Carolina lineup after sustaining an unspecified injury two nights earlier, center Derek Stepan played for just the third time in the last 12 games. It was his 800th NHL game.

Stepan got his 500th career point with an assist on the game's first goal. He delivered a pass to Lorentz from behind the net.


It was the third consecutive Carolina game in which there was no first-period scoring for either team.

The Hurricanes have gone five games in a row without a goal in the first period. Still, they've outscored their opponents by a combined 54-38 in opening periods this season.


Flyers center Morgan Frost appeared in his first game of the month, with Scott Laughton out since suffering a head injury in the second period Thursday night at Florida.

Laughton has played 428 NHL games and set a career high in ice time (21 minutes, 23 seconds) in last month's overtime loss to Carolina.


Flyers: Host the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday.

Hurricanes: At the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

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