NHL Highlights | Hurricanes vs. Blues – April 12, 2024

NHL Highlights | Hurricanes vs. Blues – April 12, 2024

NHL Highlights | Hurricanes vs. Blues – April 12, 2024

The Carolina Hurricanes overcame a slow start and a two-goal deficit to defeat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 in a thrilling game on Thursday night.

NHL Highlights Hurricanes vs Blues. April 12, 2024

Early Advantage for the Blues:

The Blues struck first, scoring on their first shot on goal in each of the last two games. However, this time they were denied as Jordan Binnington turned away a shot from Scott Morrow. Despite the early chance, the Hurricanes struggled to find their rhythm early.

The Blues capitalized on the Hurricanes’ slow start, scoring twice in the second period. First, Robert Thomas found Vladimir Tarasenko with a beautiful behind-the-back pass, and then Jordan Kyrou scored on the power play.

Hurricanes Turn Up the Heat:

The Hurricanes came alive in the third period, fueled by strong goaltending from Frederik Andersen. Seth Jarvis tied the game at 2-2 with a top-shelf shot, followed by Andrei Svechnikov tipping in a pass from Dougie Hamilton on the next shift.

Late-Game Drama:

The Blues regained the lead with a goal from Jaden Schwartz shortly after the Hurricanes tied the game. However, the Hurricanes refused to give in. Teuvo Teräväinen scored on a breakaway with under three minutes remaining, and then an empty-net goal by Nino Niederreiter sealed the victory.

Quotes and Notes:

  • Rod Brind’amour’s Coaching: The Hurricanes’ comeback win highlights the coaching of Rod Brind’amour, a former Blues player who has transformed the Hurricanes into a contender.
  • Key Saves by Andersen: Frederik Andersen made several key saves throughout the game, keeping the Hurricanes in it while they were down.
  • Missed Opportunities by the Blues: The Blues had several opportunities to extend their lead but failed to capitalize.
  • Hurricanes’ Resiliency: The Hurricanes’ never-say-die attitude and ability to score in bunches were the difference in the game.

Final Score:

Carolina Hurricanes 5, St. Louis Blues 4

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