The Canes took down the Flyers 3-2 last night in dramatic fashion on goals by Chad LaRose, Jeff Skinner and Erik Cole. Philadelphia's Blair Betts and Braydon Coburn tallied their 2. Spurred on by Rod Brind'Amour's address to the team, the Hurricanes came out buzzing and took the game to Pilly. They jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead early in the first and held that into the 2nd period.
We really didn't break down too badly defensively all night, save the short handed goal given up to Betts. Not only did the 5 forwards on the ice let him get a breakaway, Cam Ward let in a pretty soft goal. He'd love to have that one back. After that they were pretty solid. We were in the Flyers end as much as they were in ours and we outshot them on the night.
Braydon Coburn tied it up with about 5 minutes left in the third at 2 after a long flurry in front of the net where we just couldn't clear the puck. Colr then tallied a minute or so later and we held them the rest of the way.
So since Buffalo lost they lost ground on us and the Rangers lost so we gained ground on them Tonight we play the Devils and Atlanta, who was idle last night will play today. Hopefully we can put some more distance on them before the day is out.