Hurricanes complete come-from-behind stunner, rally to post 5-4 OT win over Kings

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Go ahead, call them the “Cardiac Canes.”

The Carolina Hurricanes staged another scintillating comeback Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings, rallying from a three-goal deficit in third period to tie the score, and then winning, 5-4 in overtime.

Sebastian Aho’s power-play score with 54 seconds left in overtime was the winner, extending his goal streak to five games and the Canes’ winning streak to six. Aho’s goal came after the Kings’ Drew Doughty was called for tripping winger Andrei Svechnkov in OT.

After a four-goal surge by the Kings in the second period, the Hurricanes trailed 4-1 entering the third.

Then, Paul Stastny scored for the Canes.

Then, Jordan Staal scored off a redirection.


Suddenly, the Kings were the shaky team and the Hurricanes the team surging, pulling within 4-3.

And then it was 4-4, after a power-play strike as Teuvo Teravainen rocketed a shot from the right circle past goalie Pheonix Copley to tie it with 7:29 left in regulation.

The Kings (28-18-7) were rattled, the team making mistakes. The Canes (33-9-8) had gone on the power play after the Kings’ Quinton Byfield flipped the puck over the glass for a penalty.

Canes coach Rod Brind’Amour juggled his lines entering the third period and the moves worked. He moved Stefan Noesen to Aho’s line with Martin Necas. He had Seth Jarvis with Teravainen and Svechnikov.


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