RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alex Nedeljkovic made 24 saves for his third profession shutout, all in his final 12 video games, and Vincent Trocheck scored one other objective towards his former crew because the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Florida Panthers 3-Zero on Thursday night time.
Sebastian Aho and Martin Necas additionally scored for Carolina, which swept a two-game set from the Panthers to maneuver forward of Florida within the carefully contested Central Division.
Chris Driedger made 19 saves for the Panthers, who have been shut out for the third time this season.
Aho scored on a first-period energy play simply 7 seconds after Matt Kiersted’s hooking penalty. Trocheck despatched a move via the slot and Aho launched a shot with out resistance.
Trocheck’s objective got here within the second interval when the puck was airborne above Driedger and the Panthers couldn’t get management of it earlier than it trickled into the online.
Trocheck, traded from the Panthers lower than 15 months in the past, has scored one objective in every of Carolina’s six video games towards Florida this season.
Necas had an empty-net objective.
Aho has grow to be a constant scorer for the Hurricanes. His objective pushed him to 300 profession factors in 349 profession video games.
For the reason that franchise relocated from Connecticut virtually 25 years in the past, solely two Carolina gamers – former forwards Ray Whitney and Cory Stillman – have extra factors per sport than Aho.
IN THE MARKET
The Panthers entered the commerce market earlier Thursday, buying defenseman Lucas Carlsson and ahead Lucas Wallmark from the Chicago Blackhawks.
Wallmark made his NHL debut as a Carolina participant. Final season, he performed for the Panthers after a commerce from the Hurricanes.
The Panthers despatched ahead Brett Connolly and defenseman Riley Stillman to Chicago together with restricted free-agent rights to ahead Henrik Borgstrom and a 2021 seventh-ranked draft decide.
Stillman had performed prior to now seven video games for the Panthers. Connolly had been a scratch for the final three video games whereas he was with the group.
The 3 times the Panthers have been blanked this season, the ultimate rating has been 3-Zero in every case.
Panthers: Journey to Dallas for video games Saturday and Tuesday.
Hurricanes: Play on Saturday and Monday at house vs. Detroit.