Schenn scores in shootout to lift Blues past Hurricanes
It was Schenn’s 16th game in row without a goal, but the captain found a way to make a big difference at the end. He didn’t have a particular strategy in the shootout.
“It’s a dry spell in my career,” Schenn said. “I haven’t scored in a while. You don’t overthink it.”
“It’s fun when you’re in a rhythm like that,” Binnington said. “It’s nice to be winning these games against good teams.”
“It just didn’t work out in the end,” said Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour, whose team is 10-3-4 at home.
The Blues, have won five of their last seven games. They hadn’t been in a shootout since their first two games of the season.
“We know how hard we’re working,” Schenn said. “Nothing comes for free. We have to gut games out and find ways to win the tough ones.”
Raanta, who was in just his second NHL game since Dec. 15, had an overtime highlight by stopping Brandon Saad about midway through the extra session.
Carolina held a 28-19 edge in shots entering overtime.
“Both teams weren’t giving very much,” Brind’Amour said. “It was obvious what was going on.”
Walker scored his first goal in just his second NHL game of the season.
Teravainen ended a five-game pointless streak by converting off a faceoff for his 14th goal of the season. That gave Carolina at least one power-play goal in seven consecutive games.
After firing 13 shots on goal in the second period, the Hurricanes didn’t register a shot in the third until more than 10 1/2 minutes elapsed. Carolina had five third-period goals a night earlier at Washington.
Blues: Host Florida on Tuesday night.
Hurricanes: Host Anaheim on Thursday night.
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