January 8, 2020 / 3:15 AM / 10 days ago

Hamilton's goal lifts Hurricanes over Flyers in OT

Dougie Hamilton scored through traffic in overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 5-4 victory against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night in Raleigh, N.C.

Jan 7, 2020; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Haydn Fleury (4) checks Philadelphia Flyers center Mikhail Vorobyev (24) during the second period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Hamilton’s goal came 1:56 into overtime as he sent the puck past Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim, who had lost his stick. The puck also got past goalie Brian Elliott on what was the only shot on goal at either end in overtime.

Hamilton, a high-scoring defenseman selected for the All-Star Game, posted his 14th goal of the season.

Earlier, Sanheim scored with 4:11 remaining in regulation to tie the game. It came on one of only three shots for the Flyers in the third period.

After facing a two-goal deficit, the Hurricanes scored four consecutive goals to go ahead less than five minutes into the second period.

Lucas Wallmark, Warren Foegele, Jake Gardiner and Joel Edmundson scored in regulation for Carolina. Sebastian Aho had two assists, including one on the winning goal. Gardiner and Foegele also provided assists.

The Hurricanes ended a two-game losing streak and won for only the third time in their past eight games. They have won three of five games on what will be a seven-game homestand.

Travis Konecny, Michael Raffl and Nicolas Aube-Kubel had earlier goals for the Flyers, who have lost four games in a row, allowing at least five goals in each game.

Carolina goalie James Reimer stopped 17 shots.

Elliott had 28 saves.

Konecny scored 37 seconds into the game, something of a relief for a Philadelphia team that has been disturbed by a series of bad starts in recent games.

Raffl’s goal made it 2-0 less than nine minutes into the game.

But 43 seconds later, Wallmark converted off a rebound for the Hurricanes. The score was even after Foegele’s goal later in the opening period.

After a stretch of six straight road games, the Flyers now head home and have just one road game across the next three weeks.

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