>> Flyers Fall 6-5 Against Carolina - Game Recap
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Carolina needed a shootout to earn a 6-5 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday in NHL action at Wells Fargo Center.
The Hurricanes were a +140 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
The win was clinched by Eric Staal, who beat Cal Heeter in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Carolina. Carolina got goals from Eric Staal (2), Jeff Skinner (2), and Manny Malhotra in the victory. Skinner opened the scoring at 2:07 of the first period.
Anton Khudobin stopped 39 of 44 Philadelphia shots in the victory.
Philadelphia got goals from Wayne Simmonds (2), Kimmo Timonen, Matt Read, and Sean Couturier in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Cal Heeter stopped 33 of 38 shots for the Flyers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Carolina went 1-for-4, while the Flyers were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to Philadelphia by a margin of 44-38.