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Sebastian Aho's OT goal gives Hurricanes win over Golden Knights

Field Level Media
26 Jan 2022, 13:19 GMT+10

Sebastian Aho scored with 1:11 left in overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 4-3 victory over the visiting Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night at Raleigh, N.C.

Nino Niederreiter and Vincent Trocheck scored 57 seconds apart in the second period, and Aho added a power-play goal in the third period.

Frederik Andersen made 26 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes got back to stingier defense until late in regulation, when a two-goal lead disappeared.

The Hurricanes have won four of their last five games, with their lone blip in that stretch a 7-4 loss Saturday night at New Jersey.

Nolan Patrick, Brett Howden and Nicolas Hague scored for the Golden Knights. Laurent Brossoit stopped 26 shots.

Vegas lost for just the sixth time in 18 road games (12-5-1).

Carolina led 3-1 after Aho's tally with 11:28 to play. Howden countered for Vegas with 6:52 left before Hague's tying goal with 2:30 remaining.

Niederreiter opened the scoring in the second period when the Hurricanes had multiple cracks at a rebound on a sequence that was sparked by stellar forechecking. He has 10 of his 12 goals this season in home games.

Fifty-seven seconds later, Trocheck converted to boost the margin.

For both Niederreiter and Trocheck, it was their second goal in a three-game span.

A turnover behind the net led to the Golden Knights' first goal. The puck ended up in the net off Patrick's stick with 1:45 left in the second period. Carolina challenged the play, seeking goaltender interference but the goal stood after a video review.

Patrick, who played in only a dozen previous games this season as he missed a couple of months because of an injury, hadn't scored since October.

The Hurricanes held a 10-5 edge in first-period shots with neither team scoring.

Former Hurricanes center Nicolas Roy was on the third line for the Golden Knights in his first game in Raleigh on the visiting team.

--Field Level Media

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