Ryan, Latdhom, Hanifat lift Flames at return into RaleighAssociated Press at MSN.Com #Espa_OlFebruary 12, 2019
Derek Ryan, Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin all scored in their first game back in Carolina, and the Flames beat the Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday in Peters’ return to Raleigh.
The ex-Hurricanes had a hand in all four Flames goals.
Lindholm pulled Calgary into a tie late in the first, Ryan scored the go-ahead goal in the second and assisted on Garnet Hathaway’s goal later in the period, and Hanifin finished the scoring with a slap shot in the third.
“You can’t script that,” said Peters, who coached the Hurricanes for four seasons.
A pregame video welcoming Peters, Ryan, Lindholm and Hanifin back to Carolina was met with boos by the crowd.
I tried to play hard here for five years and got booed.
The Flames scored three consecutive goals after Carolina took an early lead, and Rittich made it stand up with a string of highlight-reel saves.
“Big-time saves,” Peters said.
Mark Giordano’s wrist shot from the point redirected off Lindholm’s leg into the net to tie the score at the end of the first, and Ryan took over in the second.
Aho scored with the extra attacker on with 55 seconds remaining, but Carolina’s comeback attempt ran out of time.