Philadelphia (12-7-6) at Carolina (12-12-2), 7:00 pm EST
RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) — The Carolina Hurricanes hope
coach Paul Maurice’s second game back goes better than the
After a lackluster performance is Maurice’s return to the bench,
the Hurricanes will look to reverse their fortunes against the
Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
Tuomo Ruutu and Matt Cullen scored Thursday, but the Hurricanes
had Maurice’s return spoiled in a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh
Carolina, which has lost five of its last six games, brought
back Maurice – who also coached the franchise from 1995-2003 –
after firing Peter Laviolette on Wednesday.
The Flyers are also struggling, losing three of their last four
contests. Philadelphia has still done a great job at picking up
Scottie Upshall and defenseman Kimmo Timonen scored Thursday,
but the Flyers could not stop a late rally and lost to the New
Jersey Devils, 3-2, in overtime. Martin Biron turned aside 28
shots for Philadelphia, which is 8-1-3 in its last 12 contests.