It took a while for the Carolina Hurricanes to start in the PNC Arena on Friday, but when they did …
The Hurricanes cleared a 2-goal deficit against the San Jose Sharks and recorded the game Overtime to a shootout, with a 4-3 victory.
Brock McGinn, who scored for the Canes in the second period, had the only shooting goal to win it. He then led the canes to the postgame celebration, with the canes at first pretending to make another skating jump in the glass just to reverse the course and glide down the ice below, kayak-style.
"I think the way we won was what's important," said Canes coach Rod Brind & # 39; Amour. "The way we came back after being hit in the face a few times, what it really was and always coming back, speaks a lot for the group."
Brind & Amour sent Justin Williams, McGinn and Sebastian Aho on penalties. Williams and Aho were denied ̵
1; Aho, who now has a 10-point points series, got the metal – but McGinn beat goalkeeper Aaron Dell, who had masterfully played in extra time, with a top-shelf shot.
The Sharks (5-3-2) went with Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi against the Can Mrazek of the Canes, but no one could find the net. Mrazek is now 13-6 in his career in shootings.
"The shootout I think you have to look a bit different," said Brind & Amour. "It's kind of a bonus thing, and whatever happens, it's just a fantasy point, just for the fans."
Canes fans enjoyed it. They also enjoyed the postgame antics, including some shimmying by defender Dougie Hamilton, who was called as the second star of the game.