Young Canes defensemen Ryan Murphy assisted on Jay Harrison’s first period goal to get his first NHL point on Sunday evening’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers, who were looking for their first win this season, fell to the Canes 2-1.
The Hurricanes opened the scoring as defenseman Jay Harrison wristed one past Flyers goaltender Steve Mason at 8:11 in the first, with assists from Murphy and Jeff Skinner. In the middle frame Luke Schenn tied the game, but that tie was shortly ended by Radek Dvorak’s snap shot at 8:20, Skinner getting his second assist of the night.
That would stay the score for the remainder of the game, which saw a low 12 penalty minutes, 8 of which were served by the Flyers. The Flyers have been outscored this season 9-3 in three games, their worst start in several years.
New Canes, Nathan Gerbe and Radek Dvorak, have been impressing in the season so far. Both men had goals in the season-opener, a loss against the Detroit Red Wings.
Hurricanes rookie, Elias Lindholm, who’s parents were in the building for the game, left the game early in the third and did not return.