RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist in a three-goal, second-period rally in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night.
The Hurricanes ran their home winning streak to five, and ended a six-game skid against Florida.
Carolina goalie Michael Leighton stopped 31 shots in his first NHL game this season. Cam Ward started the previous nine games for Carolina.
Viktor Stalberg and Derek Ryan also scored for Carolina, with Ryan getting his first of the season.
Jonathan Marchessault and Aaron Ekblad scored for Florida, and Alexsander Barkov had two assists.
Florida goalie James Reimer had 24 saves.
Florida’s Jaromir Jagr played in his 1,651st NHL game, tying him with Chris Chelios for fifth in NHL history. The 44-year-old Jagr had a first-period assist.
Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal sustained an upper-body injury in the first period and did not return.
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