NHL: Carolina 5, Atlanta 3

Nov. 10, 2007 at 10:46 PM
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ATLANTA, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Rod Brind'Amour scored twice Saturday night to help the Carolina Hurricanes top the Atlanta Thrashers, 5-3.

Brind'Amour's seventh goal of the season came on the power play at 19:53 of the second period to tie the game, 1-1. His eighth, at 7:44 of the second, broke a 2-2 tie to put Carolina in front for good.

Carolina's Justin Williams, Cory Stillman and Eric Staal all scored once.

Stillman and Ryan Whitney had two assists each, and goalie Cam Ward stopped 32-of-35 shots for the Hurricanes, who have won three of their last four games.

Atlanta got two goals from Marian Hossa and one from Eric Perrin.

Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec was beaten five times on 39 shots, as the Thrashers had their season-high three-game winning streak snapped.

On the power play, Carolina went 2-for-5, and Atlanta went 0-for-4.

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