'Canes Pass Panthers at Last Minute 4-3

Predators, Devils & Sharks also chalk up victories
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2007 4:41 AM CST
Carolina Hurricanes Erik Cole, center, crashes into Florida Panthers goaltender Tomas Vokoun, of the Czech Republic, left, and Jassen Cullimore during third period of NHL hockey game at the Bank Atlantic...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Carolina Hurricanes needed luck and "funny goals" to clinch a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers last night and give Peter Laviolette his 200th win as a coach. Cory Stillman's winning goal came minutes after teammate Erik Cole left the game on a stretcher. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • Columbus stretched its skid to four games with a 4-1 loss to Nashville.
  • Pittsburgh fell to last in the Atlantic Division and extended their losing streak as well in a close 3-2 game against New Jersey.
  • Evgeni Nabakov, perfect in the net with 25 saves in his 25th straight start, ensured San Jose's 5-0 victory over Phoenix.