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results from a year ago when Philadelphia made the largest jump in the lottery’s hist
03-13-2019, 07:22 AM
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RALEIGH Markus Granlund Jersey , N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes found their offense against the Philadelphia Flyers.Limited to a goal in four of their last five games and coming off a shutout loss on the weekend, the Hurricanes scratched out a 3-1 win over Philadelphia on Monday night for their second victory in six games.Lucas Wallmark, Jordan Martinook and Andrei Svechnikov scored and goalie Curtis McElhinney stopped 22 shots in the win.Goals have been scarce for Carolina, which had scored a total of seven in the previous five games.“We’ve been struggling to score and sometimes you need one to get you jump-started,” Martinook said.Jakub Voracek scored for Philadelphia, which lost for the third time in four games and fell to 3-3-1 under interim coach Scott Gordon. Carter Hart started in the nets for the Flyers, but allowed three goals on 10 shots and was replaced by Michal Neuvirth, who stopped all 23 shots he faced.Wallmark got it going for the Hurricanes at 10:47 in the first period. He took a long shot from the high slot that found the upper left corner of the net.Wallmark Michael Del Zotto Jersey , who hadn’t scored in 10 games, said he was just trying to get the puck on net and use a screen by a Philadelphia defender on the rookie Hart.“Everyone wants to score,” said Wallmark, who has three goals this season. “When you don’t, it’s not fun. Somehow we have to keep doing all of the small things right.”Martinook turned a small hunch into a big goal. Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux won the opening faceoff of the second period, but the Carolina left wing was able to steal the puck. He got into the Philadelphia zone and beat Hart to the glove side for a 2-0 lead just 6 seconds into the period.“They’re certainly not thinking that’s going to happen,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “Nobody is. Maybe he caught them sleeping a little bit. That was a big turning point in the game.”McElhinney made the 2-0 lead stand with his toughest save of the night on a 2-on-1 chance by the Flyers. Center Scott Laughton had a clean look at 2:05 in the second period but McElhinney slid over and stopped the shot.The Hurricanes turned the rebound into a transition opportunity and Svechnikov got free to beat Hart at 2:19 for the 3-0 lead.The power play has been a season-long problem for the Flyers, who were 0 for 2 on Monday and rank last in the NHL with the man-advantage.Voracek scored Philadelphia’s only goal at 2:38 in the third period. McElhinney was up to the task the rest of the way with 10 saves in the final period.“I think we’re just trying to get something moving Sam Gagner Jersey , obviously it has been tough to get goals,” McElhinney said. “To put a few in there right away, and get on them in the second, it helped everybody’s confidence.”NOTES: Philadelphia center Jori Lehtera was a healthy scratch for the seventh straight game. Lehtera is under investigation for his involvement in a drug ring in his native Finland. According to the Finnish news service mtvuutiset.fi, Lehtera was charged on Monday with purchasing eight grams of cocaine and he faces a five-month prison sentence. “As I have maintained from the outset, these charges against me are false and I will clear my name,” Lehtera said in a statement released by the team. … Carolina captain Justin Williams played in his 1,200 game on Monday.UP NEXTFlyers: At Nashville on Tuesday.Hurricanes: At Philadelphia on Thursday. The Buffalo Sabres finally won something on the heels of a season in which they endured mostly losing.A franchise which became the NHL’s first to finish 31st in the standings following this year’s addition of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights came away a winner in the draft lottery held in Toronto on Saturday night.After center Ryan O’Reilly acknowledged two weeks ago that a losing culture crept into the Sabres’ locker room Womens Devante Smith-Pelly Jersey , perhaps landing the No. 1 pick could provide motivation, general manager Jason Botterill told The Associated Press by phone.”We talked about change, and everyone assumes that’s like bringing in new players or bringing in new coaches, but it’s also changing things , how you go about your training,” said Botterill, who took over in May after GM Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma were fired.”Hopefully this gets them that much more excited,” he added. ”We’re bringing in a No. 1 overall talent to this group. And my guess it’s going to give our coaches a jump. And it’s certainly going to give our players a little jump.”The Sabres will pick first for the third time in team history http://www.officialcanucks.com/authentic...chi-jersey , and first since selecting Pierre Turgeon at No. 1 in 1987. Buffalo also lands the top pick after losing the lottery each of the previous two times the team finished last and settled for the No. 2 selections in both 2014 and `15.”I certainly know the disappointment from those couple of years, but what people have to understand is we brought in excellent players in those years,” Botterill said, referring to Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart. ”But there always is that excitement and that attitude, the No. 1. And I’m very happy for our group.”The Carolina Hurricanes made the biggest jump in the draft order by moving from the 11th spot to 2nd. Montreal also shook up the draft order by moving up one spot and will select third.The Hurricanes and Canadiens moved ahead of Ottawa and Arizona. The Senators dropped from the second slot to having the fourth pick, and Arizona dropped from third to fifth.The Sabres finished 25-45-12 and ranked last in numerous offensive categories. They extended their franchise-worst playoff drought to a seventh straight season and went 11-25-5 at home to match the fewest victories in team history.Buffalo became just the eighth last-place finishing team to retain the first pick by winning the lottery since it was introduced by the NHL in 1995.This year’s draft will be held at Dallas on June 22-23.Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is regarded as the top-rated prospect and is listed first among European skaters in the final NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s final rankings. Russian forward Andrei Svechnikov is the top-ranked North American prospect after playing for Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League.The top-rated U.S.-born prospect is Boston University forward Brady Tkachuk, the son of former NHL star Keith Tkachuk.Botterill said it was premature to say who the Sabres would consider selecting, though Hurricanes president Don Waddell guessed it will likely be Dahlin.That’s fine for Waddell Alex Tuch Jersey Kids , who was more concerned about the Hurricanes moving back in the order.”When it got to be No. 11 and our name didn’t come up there, it was like: `Wow, do you believe just what happened?”’ Waddell said. ”At 11, I think everybody’s comfortable that they’re going to get a good player but probably not a player that was going to jump on your team right now.”The Hurricanes are in a state of flux under new team owner Tom Dundon.Carolina is searching for a general manager after Ron Francis was reassigned to another front-office position last season. Last week, coach Bill Peters announced his resignation and was then hired by the Calgary Flames on Monday.Carolina’s move up mirrored the draft lottery results from a year ago when Philadelphia made the largest jump in the lottery’s history by going from the 13th slot to picking second.Dahlin has the chance of becoming just the second Swedish-born player to be taken first after the Quebec Nordiques chose Mats Sundin with the No. 1 pick in 1989.Scouting bureau director Dan Marr regards Dahlin as ”the clear-cut No. 1, pro-ready prospect.” He has represented Sweden at the past two World Junior Hockey tournaments, including a silver medal finish at this year’s tournament held at Buffalo. And Dahlin also had an assist in two games at the Pyeongchang Olympics in February.The next step for the prospects will be attending the pre-draft combine in Buffalo from May 27 to June 2.The lottery settled one more selection with Philadelphia landing the 14th pick to complete a trade in which the Flyers sent Brayden Schenn to St. Louis in June. The Blues had the option to retain this year’s first-round pick but only if it landed among the top 10 spots.The remaining 16 draft positions will be determined based on playoff results.—AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno contributed to this story from Washington.—
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