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Aho lifts Hurricanes past Blackhawks 3-2
Friday Mar 09, 2018 12:00am

Aho lifts Hurricanes past Blackhawks 3-2
(CHICAGO) – Sebastian Aho and the Carolina Hurricanes are more interested in the standings than the situation in the team's front office. Aho snapped a tie with a power-play goal in the third period, and the Hurricanes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Thursday night in their first game since Ron Francis was forced out as general manager. Justin Williams had a goal and an assist as Carolina stayed four points back of Columbus for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference. Jacob Slavin also scored, and Scott Darling made 22 saves in his return to Chicago after he was traded to Carolina in April. The Hurricanes (30-27-11) had dropped eight of 10, and new owner Tom Dundon announced a front-office shake-up on Wednesday night. Francis was moved from GM to a new role as the team's president of hockey operations, and Dundon said the team will begin a search for a new GM who will report directly to the owner. Tomas Jurco and Patrick Sharp scored for last-place Chicago (29-31-8), which had won two of three. Jean-Francois Berube made 37 stops.

Boston 3 – Philadelphia 2
Winnipeg 3 – New Jersey 2
Columbus 5 – Colorado 4 (OT)
Buffalo 4 – Ottawa 3 (SO)
Tampa Bay 5 – NY Rangers 3
Florida 5 – Montreal 0
Nashville 4 – Anaheim 2
Edmonton 2 – NY Islanders 1 (SO)
LA Kings 3 – Washington 1
San Jose 3 – St. Louis 0

Brooklyn 125 – Charlotte 111
Miami 108 – Philadelphia 99
Boston 117 – Minnesota 109
Oklahoma City 115 – Phoenix 87
Golden State 110 – San Antonio 107

(03-17-2018) • Fuller to stay with Chicago
(03-16-2018) • Jets blast Blackhawks 6-2
(03-14-2018) • Lions re-sign DB Wilson
(03-14-2018) • Jazz blast Pistons 110-79

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