Nikas, Hurricanes gather for an ancient era victory against the Sharks

Raleigh, North Carolina – Martin Nicas He scored 55 seconds into overtime after tying the game with 12 seconds left in the third period to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 5-4 win over the San Jose Sharks at PNC Arena on Friday.

Nekas tied it 4-4 on a rebound from the left face-down circle during a 6-on-5, then scored from the bottom right circle after receiving a pass from Andrei Svechnikov to the final 5-4.

It was the second straight game Necas has scored in overtime, including a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.

“When a coach puts you in a position, that’s what you try to do,” Nikas said. “We always feel good overtime, you have more room there. It was a 2v1 game [Friday and a] Great play by “Svech”. I just had to put it down.”

Sebastian Aho He had two goals, Svechnikov had two assists, and You are Ranta He made 26 saves for the Hurricanes (31-9-8), who won four straight games and extended their score streak to seven games (6-0-1).

“You got your entertainment value, that’s for sure,” said Carolina coach Rod Brind Amore. “It was a great finish. I felt like we were out of it. Our skill obviously accomplished it.”

Video: SJS @ CAR: Ahu, Nikas scores until the end and wins in overtime

Mario Ferraro He had a purpose and help, Michael Easemont He had a goal and two assists, and James Reimer He made 31 saves for the Sharks (14-25-11), who lost their first four (0-2-2) of their season-high eight-game road trip that continues at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

“We had an incredibly disappointing losing season,” said San Jose coach David Quinn. “I liked the way we played most of the game. Unfortunately we have a lot of practice losing games this way. I’m very disappointed with our players, because I thought they did a really good job. [They] They deserve a better fate.”

Aho gave Carolina a 2-1 lead 17 seconds into the third period on a power play when he drove to the net and redirected a pass from Stefan Noesen With one hand on his stick.

Nick Bonino Tied it 2-2 at 6:50 when he took a pass from Easemont while driving into the net and fired a shot over Ranta.

“We process this type of match a lot,” Bonino said. “We’re in every game we play. We’re in every game and we find ways to lose. It’s not good enough. I don’t know if [we were] confuse, [but] A lot of guys in this room, we’ve played in some pretty big situations before.”

Esimont, who earned waivers from the Winnipeg Jets on January 6, scored his first goal with San Jose at 11:15 to make it 3-2 before Ferraro extended it to 4-2 at 18:08 with an empty net. Goal.

Then Aho scored 15 seconds later to cut it to 4-3 at 18:23 when he fell behind the defense after receiving a pass from Teofo Teravainen.

“We believe in each other, and there is no quitting on this team either,” Aho said. “We’re working hard to get the game over and that was obviously the case tonight.”

Video: SJS @ CAR: Aho reaches wide for PPG Network

Aho scored in three straight games (six goals) and scored a career-high nine times on Friday, including five in the third period.

Especially in the third part. [Aho] He was dynamic and a difference-maker,” said Brind’Amour.

Oscar Lindblom He gave San Jose a 1-0 lead at 15:10 of the first period when he shot by Evgeny Svchennikov deviate from it in the foreground.

Calvin de Haan Tied 1-1 at 17:33, he scored a short lateral on a bounce from the left face-off circle. It was his second goal of the season and first in 35 matches (22 October).

“I feel like I would have brought one at some point,” De Haan said. “It was nice to contribute tonight. Overall, though, I think it’s a very good team effort at the end of the day.”

Notes: Shark Defender Jacob McDonald He had 1 shot on goal, 2 hits, 1 blocked shot and was a plus-1 in 15:38 of ice time in his debut after being acquired from the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. … Aho has 20 goals this season, becoming only the second player in Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers history to have seven consecutive 20-goal seasons to begin his tenure with the franchise. Ron Francis is the first (10). … Carolina Defenseman Brent Burns He had one assist to extend his point streak to four games (two goals, two assists).

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