Aho’s goal in OT wins it for Hurricanes

Published 10:25 pm Tuesday, January 25, 2022

By Bob Sutton

Associated Press

RALEIGH — Sebastian Aho’s second goal of the game 3:49 into overtime gave the Carolina Hurricanes a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights after blowing a two-goal lead late in regulation Tuesday night.

Nino Niederreiter and Vincent Trocheck scored 57 seconds apart in the second period and Aho had a power-play goal in the third for Carolina. Andrei Svechnikov’s second assist of the game came on the winning goal.

The Hurricanes bounced back from one of their worst outings of the season three nights earlier. Carolina’s 7-4 loss Saturday night at New Jersey marked only the third time this season it allowed more than four goals.

Frederik Andersen made 26 saves as Carolina won for the fourth time in five games.

Nolan Patrick had a goal and an assist, and Brett Howden and Nicolas Hague also scored for the Golden Knights, who were coming off a 1-0 victory Monday night at Washington. Laurent Brossoit made 26 saves.

The Hurricanes never trailed, but Howden’s goal with 6:52 left in the third period and Hague’s score with 2:30 remaining allowed the Golden Knights to pull even.

Vegas fell to 5-3 in overtime games.


Carolina has a Metropolitan Division-leading 14 wins on home ice. Niederreiter is a big part of that with 10 of his 12 goals coming at home.

The latest win came against a Vegas team that holds a 12-5-1 road record.

The Hurricanes have won 14 games apiece at home and on the road.


The Hurricanes had most of their roster back in place, with Teuvo Teravainen returning after a one-game absence with a lower-body injury.


Golden Knights: At the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

Hurricanes: At the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.


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