RALEIGH, NC — Martin Necas scored 55 seconds into overtime after tying the game with 12 seconds remaining in the third period to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 5-4 victory against the San Jose Sharks at PNC Arena on Friday.
Necas tied it 4-4 on a rebound from the left faceoff circle during a 6-on-5, then scored from deep in the right circle after receiving a pass from andrei svechnikov for the final 5-4.
It was the second straight game that Necas had scored in overtime, including a 3-2 win at the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.
“When the coach puts you there, that’s what you’re trying to do,” Necas said. “We always feel good for extra time, you have more space there. It was a 2 against 1 [Friday and a] great work of ‘Svech’. I just had to put it on.”
sebastian now scored two goals, Svechnikov gave two assists and antti raanta He made 26 saves for the Hurricanes (31-9-8), who have won four in a row and extended their scoring streak to seven games (6-0-1).
“You got your entertainment value, that’s for sure,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “It was a great finish. I felt like we were offside. Obviously our slick guys pulled it off.”
Video: SJS@CAR: Aho, score Necas to tie for win in OT
mario ferraro He had a goal and an assist michael eyssimont had a goal and two assists, and james reimer He made 31 saves for the Sharks (14-25-11), who have lost the first four (0-2-2) of their season-high eight-game road trip, which continues at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
“We’ve had an incredibly disappointing losing season,” San Jose coach David Quinn said. “I loved the way we played for most of the game. Unfortunately, we have a lot of practice losing games like this. I’m very disappointed in our players, because I think they did a very good job.” [They] deserved a better fate.”
Aho gave Carolina a 2-1 lead 17 seconds into the third quarter on a power play when he drove into the net and redirected a pass from Stefan Noesen with one hand on his cane.
Nick Bonino it tied 2–2 at 6:50 when he received a pass from Eyssimont while driving into the net and roofed a shot over Raanta.
“We process this type of game a lot,” Bonino said. “We are in every game we play. We are in every game and we find ways to lose them. It’s not good enough. I don’t know if [we were] overwhelmed, [but] tons of guys in this room, we’ve played in some pretty big situations before.”
Eyssimont, who was recalled from the Winnipeg Jets waivers on January 6, scored his first goal for San Jose at 11:15 a.m. to make it 3-2 before Ferraro extended it to 4-2 at 6:08 p.m. with an empty goal. aim.
Aho then scored 15 seconds later to reduce it 4-3 at 18:23 when he got behind the defense after receiving a pass from Teuvo Teravainen.
“We believe in each other, and there’s no giving up on this team either,” Aho said. “We work hard until the game is over and obviously that was the case tonight.”
Video: SJS@CAR: Aho extends wide to score PPG
Aho has scored in three straight games (six goals) and had a game-high nine shots Friday, including five in the third period.
“Especially in the third, [Aho] he was dynamic and made a difference,” said Brind’Amour.
oskar lindblom gave San Jose a 1-0 lead at 3:10 p.m. of the first half when a shot from Evgeny Svechnikov diverted from him in front.
calvin dehaan it tied 1-1 at 17:33, scoring short side on a rebound from the left area of the faceoff. It was his second goal of the season and his first in 35 games (October 22).
“I feel like I was in for one at some point,” de Haan said. “It was nice to contribute tonight. Overall though, I think it’s a pretty good team effort at the end of the day.”
NOTES: shark defense jacob macdonald he had a shot on target, two shots, a blocked shot and went +1 in 15:38 of ice time in his debut after being acquired from the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. … Now he has 20 goals this season, becoming only the second player in Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers history to have seven consecutive 20-goal seasons to begin his tenure with the franchise. Ron Francis is the first (10). …Carolina Defense brent burns He had an assist to extend his scoring streak to four games (two goals, two assists).
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