Friday, October 8, 2010

Ward stops, Skinner shootout goal helps Canes leave Finland with four points

Cam Ward stopped three shots in an overtime shootout and 18-year-old rookie Jeff Skinner scored the lone shootout goal as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in Helsinki, Finland.

Thursday the Canes started the season in Finland with a 4-3 win over the Wild.

Skinner assisted Tuomo Ruutu in the second period to tie the score at 1-1 and become the youngest player ever for the Hurricanes franchise to get a point.

In the overtime shootout, Skinner became the third youngest player ever to score a shootout goal in the NHL. Skinner, the first man shooting in the shootout, slowly went right, picking up steam he crossed over and popped it up and in from left side.

Ward had 41 saves including the three shots in the shootout.

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