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RALEIGH http://www.officialcapitals.com/authentic-adidas-evgeny-kuznetsov-jersey , N.C. (AP) — Jordan Martinook doesn’t think it’s his job to score goals for the Carolina Hurricanes.“I’m just a guy that goes and works hard and if they come, they come,” Martinook said.The goals came in bunches for Martinook on Friday night as the Hurricanes’ third-line winger recorded his first hat trick in a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers.It was Carolina’s third straight win.Martinook, a fifth-year forward, scored in the first period and added two goals in the third, while Curtis McElhinney made 34 saves for the Hurricanes.Troy Brouwer scored Florida’s only goal at 14:04 of the third period, spoiling McElhinney’s shutout bid.Martinook’s linemates, Lucas Wallmark (three assists) and Andrei Svechnikov (two assists), were also productive for the Hurricanes, who closed out a six-game homestand with a 4-1-1 record.“That’s just what we do: We go out work hard and forecheck,” Martinook said. “The last five, six games, you could see us coming and it’s nice to finally get rewarded and get some pucks in the back of the net.”Martinook, traded from Arizona to Carolina in the offseason, had six goals in 81 games with the Coyotes last season. He has seven goals through 22 games this season.The Hurricanes had hoped to get leadership and some grit from Martinook. They didn’t quite know they were going to get this much from McElhinney when they picked up on waivers from Toronto two days before the season started.McElhinney, signed after top goalie Scott Darling got hurt in the preseason Jakub Vrana Jersey , now has more wins (six) than the two goalies (Darling and Petr Mrazek) technically ahead of him on the depth chart.McElhinney is making the most of this opportunity, his seventh team in 11 NHL seasons. He also picked up wins over New Jersey and Toronto this week.“It’s all about building something here right now” McElhinney said. “We’ve got a little bit of steam going.”McElhinney was especially good in the second period when he killed off Florida’s only power-play opportunity in the game. He made a sterling glove save on Nick Bjugstad at 12:09.Carolina finish with four power-play chances, compared to only one for the Panthers, but Florida coach Bob Boughner wasn’t necessarily worried about the discrepancy.“I don’t think we lost because of the refereeing tonight,” Boughner said. “We couldn’t find a way to score when we needed a goal. I give McElhinney some credit. He played well.”The Panthers needed two goalies to get through Friday’s game. Roberto Luongo got hurt on Martinook’s first goal, which came at 19:22 in the first.Luongo stopped a shot from Martinook and the rebound went to Wallmark in front of the net. Luongo saved the first attempt from Wallmark, but Martinook skated in and scored on the rebound.Luongo immediately fell to the ice and grabbed his right knee. He was replaced by James Reimer and didn’t return. Reimer finished with 26 saves for the Panthers, who lost for the fourth time in five games.Neither team scored in the second period. McElhinney got some help in the second when Denis Malgin’s shot pinged off the crossbar at 7:30.Martinook made it 2-0 at 7:31 in the third period off of an assist from Wallmark. Sixty-one seconds later, Teuvo Teravainen put the game away with his fifth goal of the season.NOTES: The Panthers closed out a six-game road trip with a 2-4 record. . Rookie winger Andrei Svechnikov had two assists for the Hurricanes. Center Sebastian Aho registered his team-best 18th assist. He leads the team with 25 points.UP NEXTPanthers: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.Hurricanes: At the New York Islanders on Saturday. TORONTO (AP) After losing four straight on the road, the Toronto Maple Leafs got back on the winning track at home – where they haven’t lost in nearly seven weeks.Nazem Kadri scored twice and the Maple Leafs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 Saturday night for their franchise-record 10th straight home win.”Well you want to be real good at home and obviously you want to be real good on the road,” Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. ”Obviously, I don’t know why, sometimes it goes better that way.I don’t have all those answers. … But obviously you want to be comfortable in your building.”Kasperi Kapanen, Mitch Marner and Patrick Marleau also scored for Toronto, which hasn’t lost at home since Jan. 22 against Colorado. Frederik Andersen – appearing in his 57th game this season – stopped 38 shots.”It’s great,” said Toronto defenseman Morgan Rielly Derek Ryan Jersey Womens , who matched a career high with three assists. ”We love playing at home.”Toronto topped its previous record of nine straight home wins set from Nov. 11 to Dec. 26, 1953, and matched from March 6 to April 7, 2007.Sidney Crosby and Patrick Hornqvist scored for the Penguins, who had won three straight and nine of their last 12. Earlier in the day, Washington moved past Pittsburgh into first place in the Metropolitan Division.”They got a couple of quality chances and they finished,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. ”They were opportunistic early in the game. I thought we had a good start, we were controlling territory, we were controlling momentum.”We had opportunities to score. We couldn’t seem to finish tonight. We pushed at the end, but obviously a four-goal deficit is tough.”Andersen had a shutout going until Crosby got his 23rd of the season with 3:36 remaining with a backhander that went in off Toronto defenseman Ron Hainsey’s stick to make it 4-1. It was Crosby’s 26th career goal and 57th point against the Maple Leafs.Hornqvist then tipped Evgeni Malkin’s shot from the point with 2:28 to go. Malking got his 40th assist and 59th point against Toronto.Marleau added an empty-netter with 58 seconds left to close the scoring.The Maple Leafs, who had won 13 of 15 games before their four-game road slide, led 3-0 on nine shots midway through the game.Toronto looked sluggish to start. Pittsburgh bottled the Leafs up in their end and outshot them 6-0 in the first four minutes. It took Toronto 5 1/2 minutes to register a shot on goal and that was a clearance during a penalty kill.Toronto went ahead at 9:10 on a pretty goal by Kapanen that started with a no-look pass from Josh Leivo from behind the goal to Tyler Bozak. He slid the puck over to Kapanen, who buried it.Kadri made it 2-0, tipping in Morgan Rielly’s shot with 47 seconds remaining in the period.The Leafs didn’t put a shot on goal for the first 11 minutes of the second period but took advantage of the power play at 11:35. Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry stopped Marner’s shot from the point but gave up a rebound that went straight to Kadri for his second.Kadri now has 26 goals on the season, an amazing turnaround for a player who went 0-for-December. His Jan. 4 goal against San Jose ended a 12-game scoring slump dating back to Nov. 30. The 27-year-old center, who had a career-high 32 goals in 82 games last season John Carlson Jersey , notched his sixth multi-goal game of the campaign.Brian Dumoulin’s goal for Pittsburgh with two minutes left in the second was waved off for goalie interference as the Penguins’ defenseman, who was pushed into the crease by Hainsey, caught Andersen’s head with his arm as he went across goal before stuffing the puck in.Marner scored on a deflected shot from the blue line on the ensuing power play, rubbing salt in the wound. It was his 19th of the season, matching his rookie total last year.Jarry, who had won his last three starts, gave up four goals on 16 shots through two periods before giving way to Casey DeSmith, to start the third.NOTES: Toronto won for the second time in six games without star C Auston Matthews, who injured his shoulder in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Islanders on Feb. 22. … The Leafs were also without D Nikita Zaitsev (flu). … Kadri and Matthews are the first two Leafs centers to score 25 goals in consecutive seasons since Darryl Sittler and Dave Keon in 1972-1973 and 1973-1974. … The highlight of an uneventful third period barring the late goals was the announcement that the bumper 50-50 draw winner was some $50,000 richer. … Josh Jooris, acquired from Carolina at the trading deadline, made his Pittsburgh debut. With Bryan Rust (upper body) and Dominik Simon (lower body) hurt in the Philadelphia game, Jooris slotted into the Penguins’ fourth line alongside Carter Rowney, who had been a healthy scratch recently. … The game was James van Riemsdyk’s 400th with Toronto.UP NEXTPenguins: Host Dallas on Sunday night.Maple Leafs: Host Dallas on Wednesday night.

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