Flyers rally in 3rd period to beat Hurricanes 2-1

Nov 12, 2021, 5:28 AM | Updated: 9:05 pm
Philadelphia Flyers' Nate Thompson (44) celebrates a goal by Zack MacEwen during the third period o...

Philadelphia Flyers' Nate Thompson (44) celebrates a goal by Zack MacEwen during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

(AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Zack MacEwen scored with 9:40 remaining and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Friday night.

Joel Farabee also scored in the third period for the Flyers, who had been shut out in their previous game and couldn’t score in this one until the final period.

“We had a little different mindset heading into the third,” Farabee said. “We really wanted it, I think a little bit more.”

Carter Hart stopped 39 shots for the Flyers, who have won two of their past three games.

“They came out hard and we just had to battle and bear with it,” Hart said.

MacEwen’s goal was his first in 10 games this season. Former Carolina player Patrick Brown picked up one of the assists on the play.

Steven Lorentz scored for the Hurricanes, off to a franchise-best start to the season. They lost for just the second time in 12 games.

“I think we did it to ourselves,” Lorentz said. “It’s too bad. We did play a really, really solid first 40 minutes. It’s too bad that in the third period they kind of beat us at our own game.”

Carolina goalie Frederik Andersen made 26 saves.

Hart, though, was the standout down the stretch as he thwarted several Carolina scoring chances.

“I’m not going to apologize for great goaltending,” Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said. “It was fun to watch.”

The Hurricanes lost for the first time in six home games this season.

Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said the first two periods were among the team’s best of the season — to a degree. They held a 28-13 edge in shots through two periods.

“We just didn’t get enough out of the periods,” Brind’Amour said. “We didn’t do enough the first two periods to allow to have a little wiggle room.”

Lorentz batted in the puck baseball-style from the right side of the net on the rebound of a shot from Jesper Fast.

“I just kind of took a swing at it,” Lorentz said.

With two goals, Lorentz has matched his total from last season when he played in 45 games as a rookie.

Andersen has allowed two or fewer goals in eight of 11 outings this season. He was aiming to become the ninth goaltender in NHL history to post at least 10 wins in his team’s first 12 games of a season.


The Flyers have gone four games in a row without scoring more than two goals, but they’ve won two of those games.

“Keep doing the little things right. It will all work out in the end,” Farabee said.

Entering the third period, the Flyers were in danger of back-to-back shutouts. Philadelphia had only 13 shots on goal through two periods, but posted 15 in the third.

There were some line adjustments made by the Flyers in the third period.

“I liked our 5-on-5 play in both (the first two) periods, but we hadn’t finished in a while,” Vigneault said. “Sometimes you’ve just got to tweak it a little bit and that’s what we did.”


The Hurricanes went the first couple of weeks of the season with barely making a lineup change. But as the season wears on, the need for adjustments has been evident.

Center Martin Necas missed his first game of the season Friday because of illness. That gave Josh Leivo a chance to make his Carolina debut, appearing in his 208th NHL game.


Flyers: Saturday night at Dallas.

Hurricanes: Saturday night at home vs. St. Louis.


More AP NHL: and

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell (1) makes a catch as Denver Broncos cornerback Ron...
Associated Press

Broncos lose Bolles, Darby to season-ending injuries

The Denver Broncos lost two more starters to season-ending injuries when medical tests Friday morning revealed left tackle Garett Bolles (lower leg) and cornerback Ronald Darby (ACL) need surgery. They were injured in Denver’s 12-9 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night, just four days after the Broncos lost star running back Javonte Williams […]
1 day ago
Cleveland Guardians' Jose Ramirez, center, waves to the fans from the dugout following his two-run ...
Associated Press

Ramírez’s 2-run homer sends Guardians past Rays in AL opener

CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez connected for a two-run homer, Shane Bieber dominated Tampa Bay for 7 2/3 innings and the young Cleveland Guardians played with poise in their postseason debut, beating the Rays 2-1 in the wild-card opener on Friday. Ramírez’s shot off Shane McClanahan in the sixth inning helped Cleveland end an eight-game […]
1 day ago
Ryan Blaney (12) leads the field through the tri-oval during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, ...
Associated Press

NASCAR teams call revenue model ‘broken,’ warn of layoffs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The most powerful teams in NASCAR warned Friday that the venerable stock car racing series has a “broken” economic model that is unfair and has little to no chance of long-term stability, a stunning announcement that added to a growing list of woes. The Cup Series is heading into the Charlotte […]
1 day ago
Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde looks at the scoreboard during the first period of the team's...
Associated Press

NHL’s East ‘have nots’ hoping to start challenging the elite

Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin aren’t getting any younger, and New Jersey Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald isn’t shy about hoping that age finally catches up to the NHL Eastern Conference’s elite players. At the same time, Fitzgerald can appreciate it takes more than hope and age to level the ice for teams such as […]
1 day ago
The referee throws a flag as Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) runs during the first hal...
Associated Press

On Football: NFL teams aren’t doomed with losing Octobers

DENVER (AP) — A losing record in October doesn’t mean playoff hopes are lost. Last year, the Patriots, Steelers and Eagles rebounded from a 1-3 start to earn a postseason berth. The Chiefs and 49ers both opened 2-3 and still reached their conference championship games. Entering Week 5, nine teams had losing records, including three […]
1 day ago
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, number 8, attends a practice session at Hanbury Manor in ...
Associated Press

QB Jones set to start for Giants against Packers in London

WARE, England (AP) — Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is expected to start in New York’s game against the Green Bay Packers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after participating fully in practice on Friday. Jones sprained his left ankle last Sunday and was limited in midweek practices before the London trip but didn’t receive an injury status […]
1 day ago
Flyers rally in 3rd period to beat Hurricanes 2-1