NHL: Carolina 5, Minnesota 3

March 17, 2012 at 4:41 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 17 (UPI) -- Brandon Sutter and Tim Brent scored less than a minute apart in the third period Saturday, rallying Carolina to a 5-3 win over Minnesota.

Trailing 3-1, Drayson Bowman started the Hurricanes' comeback with his second goal of the game on an assist from Sutter with 2:46 remaining in the second period.

Sutter than notched the equalizer 7:16 into the final frame and Brent put Carolina ahead only 48 seconds later, wiring a shot from the right point that threaded its way through traffic and past Wild goalie Matt Hackett.

Chad LaRose added an empty-netter and Brian Boucher turned aside 21-of-24 shots for Carolina, which won a second straight game for the first time in a month.

Kyle Brodziak netted a goal and two assists while Hackett finished with 29 saves for Minnesota.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Alabama football: Crimson Tide host Arkansas, hope to continue momentum from Georgia game
St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey fined for 'sleeping' on the job
Toronto Maple Leafs lose in Mike Babcock's debut, earn Montreal Canadians' respect
Johnny Manziel's grandfather loses home in 'suspicious' fire