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Hurricanes return home after winless road trip

Dec 15, 2006 - 2:46 PM
Toronto (14-13-5) at Carolina (15-13-4) 7:00 pm EST

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- The Carolina Hurricanes are glad to be home for the holidays.

The defending Stanley Cup champions return home to face the Toronto Maple Leafs after a winless four-game road trip.

Carolina finished the trip with a 5-2 loss to Colorado on Tuesday. The Hurricanes took a 2-1 lead on Justin Williams' goal 1:08 into the third period, but allowed Colorado to score four unanswered goals.

Williams scored both goals for Carolina, which allowed three power-play goals.

The Maple Leafs can breathe a little easier after snapping a seven-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Chad Kilger led the Leafs with two goals while Darcy Tucker added a goal and an assist.

Jean-Sebastien Aubin started in net for Toronto but was pulled after allowing three goals on only nine shots. Andrew Raycroft replaced Aubin and stopped all but one of the 17 shots he faced.

Toronto converted on 2-of-4 power-play opportunities. Tucker's goal was his 13th with the extra skater, tying him for the league lead in power-play goals with Atlanta's Marian Hossa.








  • CORRECTION
    NHL TORONTO 4
    CAROLINA 3
    3RD PRD: TOR - ALEX STEEN 2 (JEFF O'NEILL, TOMAS KABERLE) 14:00

    Dec 16 6:45 PM


  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 1 2 1 4
    CAROLINA 1 0 2 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CAR - ERIK COLE 13 (CORY STILLMAN, ERIC STAAL) 16:00
    TOR - MATS SUNDIN 11 (KYLE WELLWOOD, HAL GILL) 18:02
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) MATS SUNDIN 12 (DARCY TUCKER, BRYAN MCCABE) 11:57
    TOR - (PP) BRYAN MCCABE 8 (TOMAS KABERLE,

    Dec 15 10:12 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 4
    CAROLINA 3
    3RD PRD: TOR - ALEX STEEN 2 (TOMAS KABERLE, BRYAN MCCABE) 14:00

    Maple Leafs vs. HurricanesDec 15 10:00 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 3
    CAROLINA 3
    3RD PRD: CAR - MIKE COMMODORE 4 (SCOTT WALKER, ERIC BELANGER) 10:58

    Maple Leafs vs. HurricanesDec 15 9:53 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 3
    CAROLINA 2
    3RD PRD: CAR - (PP) JUSTIN WILLIAMS 14 (ERIC STAAL, CORY STILLMAN)
    6:03

    Maple Leafs vs. HurricanesDec 15 9:42 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 1 2 3
    CAROLINA 1 0 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CAR - ERIK COLE 13 (CORY STILLMAN, ERIC STAAL) 16:00
    TOR - MATS SUNDIN 11 (KYLE WELLWOOD, HAL GILL) 18:02
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) MATS SUNDIN 12 (DARCY TUCKER, BRYAN MCCABE) 11:57
    TOR - (PP) BRYAN MCCABE 8 (T

    Dec 15 9:14 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 3
    CAROLINA 1
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) BRYAN MCCABE 8 (TOMAS KABERLE, MATS SUNDIN) 17:53
    (WITH EXTRA ATTACKER)

    Maple Leafs vs. HurricanesDec 15 9:12 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 2
    CAROLINA 1
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) MATS SUNDIN 12 (DARCY TUCKER, BRYAN MCCABE) 11:57
    (TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE)

    Maple Leafs vs. HurricanesDec 15 8:59 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 1 1
    CAROLINA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CAR - ERIK COLE 13 (CORY STILLMAN, ERIC STAAL) 16:00
    TOR - MATS SUNDIN 11 (KYLE WELLWOOD, HAL GILL) 18:02
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TOR 8 8
    CAR 1

    Dec 15 8:18 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 1
    CAROLINA 1
    1ST PRD: TOR - MATS SUNDIN 11 (KYLE WELLWOOD, HAL GILL) 18:02

    Maple Leafs vs. HurricanesDec 15 8:17 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 0
    CAROLINA 1
    1ST PRD: CAR - ERIK COLE 13 (CORY STILLMAN, ERIC STAAL) 16:00

    Maple Leafs vs. HurricanesDec 15 8:10 PM