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Hurricanes score twice in last minute, won 3-1 over Coyotes

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Tied with only 35.9 seconds left in the game, the Carolina Hurricanes scored twice before the buzzer as they beat the Coyotes 3-1 Saturday night.

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Martin Nečas, Dmitry Orlov and Jesper Fast all got on the scoresheet as the Hurricanes (28-15-5) are on a three-game winning streak. Antti Raanta stopped 11 shots in the victory.

Dylan Guenther had the lone goal and Connor Ingram stockpiled 36 saves in the loss for the Coyotes (23-22-3) who have lost three consecutive games.

On a 2-on-2 rush in the offensive zone, Dylan Guenther tried to reach Cooley with a pass. Unable to find an open lane, Guenther fired a shot of the right leg pad of Raanta before Cooley was in the right place at the right time, deflecting the puck into the net for a 1-0 Coyotes lead with 5:39 left in the first period.

Splitting between Arizona’s defense, Nečas had a breakaway before he hit the post and looked towards the rafters at the end of the initial 20 minutes.

However, Nečas redeem himself 7:57 into the middle frame as he rifled the puck over Ingram’s blocker to tie the game, 1-1.

From that goal onward, Carolina had a plethora of opportunities to score, but Arizona remained in the game only because of one person: Ingram who made save after save.

Offensively, the Coyotes had just one shot from 5:26 in the second period until there was 1:04 left in the third, courtesy of Guenther.

After the clock ticked down into the final minute, that was when the ‘Canes found the breakthrough they were hunting for.

From a sharp angle, Dmitry Orlov found a small hole of the net and scored past Ingram, capitalizing for Carolina with the eventual game-winner.

Fast added insult to injury with another goal 13 seconds after Orlov, sealing a 3-1 win for the Hurricanes.

Next Games

Coyotes: Home vs. Vegas Golden Knights (29-14-6) on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. MST

Hurricanes: Home vs. Vancouver Canucks (32-11-5) on Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. MST

Travis Dermott to miss Coyotes vs. Hurricanes

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Alec Cipollini is a reporter of the Arizona Coyotes and Cardinals for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on his X account @AlecCipollini

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