Carolina defeated the Dallas Stars 5-1. He's not out of the woods yet, but Monday's game was a positive that he'll need to build on.
That's what Teuvo Teravainen did on Monday night to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars.
Teravainen ripped a shot from the point that beat Bishop midway through the man advantage, to put the Canes up 2-1 and end a home power play drought that dated back to October 29. "But we've been talking about shooting more ... pucks and being around the net". With a wide-open lane in front of him, Teravainen strolled to the top of the circle and unleashed a slapshot that evaded Stars goaltender Ben Bishop to give the Hurricanes a lead they would ultimately never relinquish.
Power-play opportunities_Dallas 1 of 3; Carolina 1 of 4. "They want to do too much".
Teravainen's power-play goal at 2:39 in the third broke a 1-1 tie.
Teravainen had career highs in games (81), goals (15) and assists (27) in 2016-17.
Teravainen finished off the hat trick just seven minutes and five seconds after his first goal, putting the Hurricanes up 4-1 with just over 10 minutes remaining in the game. It was a shortened man advantage for the Stars, as Canes forward Justin Williams went to the box during a Carolina power play.
However, just like the Hurricanes have been searching for consistency, Aho had been looking for the back of the net. The sophomore forward finally notched his first goal of the 2017-18 season in the process. Scott Darling had a good game between the pipes with 25 saves. "I know it was coming and I'm glad it happened then".
Esa Lindell, Klingberg's partner, fell while closing out Staal, and Aho was alone in front of the net. Aho opened up Bishop's pads with a deke and slid the puck in. "He's been playing well and you knew it was going to come".
"He was on fire today", Aho said. "He scored a goal finally, and a year ago was the same thing - he didn't score in a lot of games at the start".
"The guys were happy for him", Peters said. And, Tervainen ended up with three goals and one assist. The horn went off, but review showed the puck hit both posts and did not go in.
Dallas tied things up at 1-1 midway through the second period, as forward Alexander Radulov scored with seven seconds remaining on a Dallas power play.
But that was all the offense the Stars would muster. It was the fifth straight game with a point and erased some of the bad taste after Saturday's disappointing OT loss to Chicago. "Bottom line is we were in a great position on the road - exactly where you want to be - and we were the ones that made the mistakes".
Stars coach Ken Hitchcock had a different point of view. I don't want to put this behind us. "I want us to remember this, and I want us to grow from it". Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin assisted the goal for Radulov.