Hurricanes upend Maple Leafs 3-1

  • Associated Press
  • February 14, 2013 - 9:20 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. - Joe Corvo had a goal and an assist and the Carolina Hurricanes won their third consecutive game, a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.

Jussi Jokinen scored the go-ahead goal, and Jeff Skinner had two assists for Carolina.

Jordan Staal also scored for the Hurricanes, and his brother Eric Staal extended his point streak to an NHL-leading 11 games with an assist on Corvo's goal, the first of three for the Hurricanes in the second period.

Nazem Kadri scored for Toronto, which had its four-game winning streak ended.

Dan Ellis made 22 saves for Carolina.

Ellis, Cam Ward's backup, has won three of his four starts this season. Ben Scrivens made 30 saves for Toronto.

Jokinen gathered in a loose puck in front of a sprawling Scrivens and put Carolina ahead 2-1 at 12:58 of the second period. Skinner set up the score with a rush on the power play, and he also assisted on Jordan Staal's goal at 15:09 of the second.

Corvo kept a puck in the Toronto zone and then took advantage of misplays by the Toronto defense. Eric Staal was knocked off the puck as he attempted to pass from behind the net, but the puck drifted into the slot for Corvo, who scored to Scrivens' right side at 6:06 of the second period.

Carolina's Bobby Sanguinetti was whistled for a penalty 22 seconds later, and Toronto took advantage. Dion Phaneuf's shot bounced off Carolina's Jamie McBain and then off the shin of Kadri for his fourth goal of the season, tying it at 7:51 of the second.

Carolina outshot Toronto 33-23, including 13-10 in the second period and 12-5 in the third.

NOTES: The teams met for the second of three games in the lockout-shortened season. Carolina won the first meeting 4-1 in Toronto on Feb. 4, part of a 4-1-1 road trip. ... Defenseman Michal Jordan made his NHL debut for Carolina after getting called up from Charlotte of the AHL. ... The Hurricanes played without injured defensemen Joni Pitkanen and Tim Gleason, and forward Chad LaRose was a healthy scratch. ... Carolina's Skinner has a six-game point streak (two goals, seven assists). ... Toronto's Scrivens has been playing after James Reimer went out with a knee injury in the second period of the Leafs' win over Philadelphia on Monday. ... Kadri leads Toronto in points (12).

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