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NHL: Carolina 3, Philadelphia 2

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Erik Cole scored the game-winning goal with 3:03 to play Friday, bringing the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 triumph over Philadelphia.

It was the first win for the Hurricanes over the Flyers in more than two years.

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Carolina let a two-goal lead slip away, with one of the Philadelphia goals being scored shorthanded by Blair Betts early in the second period. Braydon Coburn then tied it with 5:11 remaining by scoring just his second goal in 58 games this season.

Cole quickly gave the Hurricanes the lead again, snapping a shot past Sergei Bobrovsky for his 17th goal of the campaign.

Cam Ward made 21 saves to get the win.

Bobrovsky stopped 26 shots.

Prior to the game the Hurricanes retired the No. 17 jersey of Rod Brind'Amour, who played a decade for Carolina after spending eight seasons with Philadelphia. He was a member of Carolina's Stanley Cup winning team in 2006.

Peter Laviolette, who coached Carolina to that league title, now coaches the Flyers.

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